hey guys! (PLEASE BE PATIENT WHEN READING THX) Some of yall have already known about me being all depressed and stuff. Good knews is the symptoms feel less worse (but still bad). I used to have totally loss interest in my favourite hobbies and life etc. but now at least i still find fun and meaning in things. However, my ocd and my overthinking nature is worsening. I've already paid a visit to my GP doctor and he diagnosed me with dysthymia, chronic depression. He isn't an expert in mental health so... I finally figured out the root cause of my depression: Pure-O ocd, at least that's what i diagnose myself with. Im pretty sure its ocd, here's why: The day before depression hit me, OCD hit me hard for no reason. The next morning, i woke up feeling a significant drop in mood. Then, i went into a period of darkness... I thought i was free my depression, two weeks ago, after feeling normal and happy like i was ever before. However, OCD hit me hard recently again, and, you know...i enter another period of depression. This is important too. Before depression, I was the happy kid in class that makes everyone laugh and is very sociable in class. I was able to talk to everyone but now i am only capable of ending conversations. After and during this period of darkness, i start to withdraw from social interactions. Example, I used to join in to play card games in class, now, i dont bother to. What's worse, my peers are starting to lose interest in me...i instantly became the opposite of what i was. It wasn't me... Now I feel no friends are willing to talk to me, to interact with me, to play with me. They used to urged me to have recess with them but now they just ignore me, like i never existed couldnt blame them...this social withdrawal was the reason why... Now im having issues with Pure O Ocd, dysthymia and starting to withdraw from social interactions. I jusy cant wait to be myself again, however i have trouble picturing the happy me...i want to be able to talk to people like aways and be the happy boy...my doctor gave some advice to visit a specialist, but he thinks that i should monitor things first before i make decisions. He is planning to prescript some medicines (SSRIs i believe) but he feels it unnecessary, yet. Do you guys think it's time to tell my parents to visit a specialist? Fortunately, I have very approachable parents who understand me well and already knew about my condition (except the ocd and social withdrawal thing). Should I?