Hi, everyone. I met with college psychiatrist this past Thursday to inquire about whether I indeed have clinical depression and am chemically imbalanced. He asked me bunch of Qs before finally telling me I satisfy 5 out of 9 conditions which is enough to qualify as clinical depression. Regarding, chemical imbalance thing, he said there isn't really official test that determines a person's chemical imbalance but said with clinical depression, I am probably chemically imbalanced as well. After 9 years of bout with severe depression, I finally feel relieved that I am officially diagnosed with clinical depression. That I finally know I indeed have an illness, albeit doesn't seem serious to many people unless they go through it themselves. Regarding the possibility of taking anti-depressants, he asked me to do a research on it and get back to him in 2 weeks to decide whether to take them or not. In the meantime, I am continuing my individual therapy and soon will start group therapy as well. I know it is MY depression, that I am in charge of helping myself to get out of this misery. That is why I am trying anything, trying strenuously, to get better, and ultimately be free from this torturous feeling. That is the update of my current life. I wish you guys the best.