Our expert says:
Sorry to hear about this. Though you're describin a fairly common reaction, in reality, of course, you have nothing whatever to justify feeling ashamed - you have a respectable, common and well-recognized disorder which deserves attention and can be relieved. You don't mention what treament you have been receiving for these 6 months. Antidepressant medications can indeed help, and usually within 2 to 3 weeks you would be feeling distinctly better. I would also think you sound as though you would be very well helped by seeing a psychologist offering CBT ( Cognitive-behaviour Therapy ) which is effective for depression and anxiety, helps you to gain better control over the situation.
As Maria says, 6 months is a long time for therapy to show no substantial benefits. IF you are stuck primarily due to a difficulty in talking with your shrink ( who really ought to have the skills to help you get through this temporary and unnecessary barrier ) maybe you could try writing down your major thoughts so the shrink can read these and start dealing with them.
I gree too that this lack mof progress, which is NOT your fauly, needs to be described with your shrink, and a second opinion sought.
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