I am sorry to hear that you are feeling depressed. YOU have brought up an excellent point as sometimes when in a Dr. 's office you may be a little nervous the first time. So, I would suggest you write down everything that you need to cover in the session, including your feelings, your thoughts, your symptoms, how long you have been suffering, what you have done to feel better including exercise, healthy meals, getting enough sleep, any family history of depression, how does your depression affect your school, work, relationships, etc.
In case you have forgotten something you can always bring it up in the next session. So it may be a good idea to keep a daily Journal of your daily habits of eating, sleeping, social media, game playing, etc., to see what changes you can make to feel better. I would also recommend read "Feeling Good" by Dr. David Burns and do the assignments given in the book. There is another good book called "Mindful Way through Depression".
Dr. Lata Sonpal
In addition, pay attention to your daily routine. How are you sleeping, how are you eating, do you have more or less energy than you usually do. Are you able to focus at home and at work, and with your family and friends in a manner that is satisfactory to you.
Last, following your initial meetings with the psychologist, resist rushing off ti continue your busy day. Resist getting on your phone to distract yourself. Rather, stop and think about how you feel, about what was discussed, and your reactions to the meeting.
Hope this was helpful, and you feel better soon.
Sharon Gordetsky, PhD
Bring in a journal that includes when, how long, and level of intensity