Our expert says:
So, you're doing around 3 full-time jobs ? It'd be a bit odd if you WEREN'T tired. This may sound initially like a rather unsympathetic response, but realistically, you may be trying to force more work into the time than there is time available.
But indeed, Depression sounds like a very real and understandable possibility. Drugs rarely fix everything, but properly selected and used, they may be very helpful as PART of the solution to many problems. Can't your husband play more of a role in caring for the children, and perhaps in other ways taking more of the load of household chores which are probably your 4th fulltime job ?
Could you negotiate a later completon date for the dissertation, to reduce the pace of that workload ?
Managing is wearying, too - but shouldn't the team of 12 be developing to the point of being able to carry more of the load, accept delegation of tasks from you, and need less supervision and assistance ? Don't start by insisting that nothibng in your workload can be changed - it is always possible to improve the work management and resultant load. What's the point of insisting on driving yourself to the point of collapse ?
"True depression" MAY include giving up or failing in one's tasks, but is not compulsorily so. It more often includes a temptation to give up, balanced by a determination not to do so, and increased effort being required to get all the tasks done.
Its not acceptable for your husband to declare himself a no-go zone as regards support - any human being with an average number of limbs and average intelligence, could and should be helpful in this situation.
Sounds rather as though your psychiatrist also gave up, or as though you withdrew from him/her rather than continuing to work towards a solution.
Maybe a business-like CBT therapist could help you get reorganized and to rejuvenate yourself and handle all this better
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