Question About Depression
As you probably know if you skim this blog occasionally, I have been fighting with bouts of severe depression. Although I arguably have a very high-stress job, it feels as though it’s not related to that. It feels biological, if that makes any sense, rather than an emotional issue. I can feel fine, and then all of a sudden I get dumped into a trough of black depression and exhaustion, where there is no hope and barely a reason to find the strength to get out of bed.
Does anyone have an opinion on anti-depressants? I hesitate to talk to a doctor about this because they prescribe these things like candy, with disastrous results. I don’t believe in faddish treatment and unneeded drugs, don’t want to talk to some therapist who is trying to find a reason for my depression (had a normal childhood, thank you, with a very supportive and loving family), but on the other hand it’s getting increasingly difficult to get on with life and what I have to do everyday. I’m just so tired, and it all seems so pointless.
Any thoughts? Experiences? Advice?