I went to a psychiatrist this morning and it went kind of like this:
Me: I haven't had a good night's sleep in two years. I wake up every few minutes, all night, every night. I had a sleep study done and was diagnosed with sleep apnea but the treatments don't really seem to help much, Ambien doesn't help either; just makes me more tired in the morning. So, long term sleep deprivation has had a detrimental effect on my mental health. I'm forgetting details, struggling for words. I can't focus or attend to my surroundings well enough to even hold a good conversation. I don't enjoy any of the things I used to, anymore.
Psychiatrist. Wow. Go to a psychologist about that. So, how's your mood? Would you say you're anxious and a little down?
Me: Not anxious. Just down.
Psychiatrist: OK. Let's call that minor depression.