I am 66 and referred to a psychiatrist for depression.
I feel I have grounds to feel depressed after truly knowing the repugnant human behavior worldwide.
I was prescribed Cymbalta, which helped me get some resignation.
I saw my psychiatrist five times; I do NOT see where all this is going to. I have always felt the help of psychiatrists for issues like mine are worthless. I no longer have nothing more to tell her; as a matter of fact my last one hour appointment was cut short by 20 minutes. By the way, my psychiatrist is supposed to be one of the best in the USA. Also, I am considered to have and above average intelligence.
Your thoughts please.
Added 17 Dec 2013:
In response to my type of depression, it should be noted the types of depression are basically as follows:
Major Depressive Disorder - clinical depression: Symptoms include the prevention of normal functioning in most daily activities, such as work, sleep, study and eat.
Chronic Depression or Dysthymia: Lengthy depressed mood, which does not disable you
Atypical Depression: Symptoms include overeating, oversleeping, fatigue, sensitivity to rejection. Moods worsen or improve in direct response to events.
Typical depression: Symptoms include pervasive sadness, pattern of loss of appetite, difficulty fall or staying asleep.
Bipolar Depression -- Manic Depression: Symptoms include alternation between periods of clinical depression and times of extreme elation
As per the above, my depression could be classified as Atypical. Note my original question on worthiness of psychiatrists refers to such cases.