I spent my 20s going to therapists for depression that started at my teens and such.
I really went all the way in with the first psychiatrist, tried bunch of SSRIs for a couple of years, hell even got ECT a bunch of times since apparently pills weren't cutting it.
I learned a bit about depression during therapy but eventually got sick of it all, couldn't find a reason of why should I bother with all these steps just to function in a world of people who clearly don't want me around. Too bad Neetbux is not an option here.
Tried another couple of therapists cause of family pressure but most of them were superfluous, one of them, a succubus, got angry at me cause apparently I don't have a change attitude. I found it funny.
Most recently, I had to do some personality test thing for an University admission, the results caught the attention of the counselor. Apparently my suspicion trait and some other shit was came out the highest, he made the remark about what could happen to an individual in their formative years to have such traits so high.
Had to laugh it off. What indeed.
It really gets on my nerves how most if not all therapists I've been in, at first, always throw the question:>Have you ever had friends/a grillfriend/a job?
I mean I can understand the nature of making that question, but always feel like they act like oh we are dealing with one of THOSE…
when I answer it.
Something I'd like to add to those Wizzies and Apprentices that would like to give therapy a chance is that THERE ARE NO THERAPISTS THAT SPECIALIZE IN LONELY YOUNG MALE PROBLEMS AND YOU WILL ALWAYS BE PUT INTO THE NORMALFAG CONTEXT.
At best you could find some who has an experience with similar patients before, but I think we are still a bunch of decades before therapists realize there's a need for that. Still, you might get lucky and find someone to talk about problems with.