I think there’s a “different worlds” thing going on here that might be impeding communication. My experience of people suggesting that maybe I’m depressed is that they think I’m misguided in focusing on changing the underlying conditions of my life or trying to figure out what’s wrong. Maybe this is a deep depression vs moderate/mild depression thing.
It makes sense to me that someone in the condition you’re describing would benefit a lot from taking a pill to free up mental space. But, people I know very well have been prescribed pills to alter their mood without anyone checking whether their mental condition was anything like what you described.