Hey, Das. Having recently gone through (and still coming out of) an ultra miserable period of my life, this is the best i can give you from what i have learned.
Personally, I would stay away from doctors and more specifically their drugs, but that is just the way I am. The drugs might alleviate the symptom, but they cant eliminate the spiritual/mental root cause.
Dave Ramsey often says that if you want to get ahead financially, you should stop taking financial advice from friends that are broke. Same applies here. if we wan't to get over depression, we can't take advise from people who are always depressed. instead, we need to talk to someone who has fought the battle and won.
Find someone older than you who has there there life together and ask them mentor you. and when i say ''has their life together'' i don't mean someone who has a fancy car and a nice house. find someone with a servant's heart who's family is close and strong. Who loves his wife and kids out the whazoo. Who follows God wholeheartedly, is industrious, and preferably, who has gone through a bunch of crap and overcome it. It seems most people like that have.
Be vulnerable with him, ask him questions, and pray with him. It sounds ridiculously simple, but when I started talking over my crap with someone who had been through the same junk and overcame it was when my situation started turning around.
Drugs will make you situation less painfull, but they won't get you out of it. Ain't nobody yet had their life turn around 'cause they got hooked on a new medication.
Above all, don't loose hope.
God loves you brother.