Our expert says:
Sometimes it's hard to asses how severe a depression is --- even for the person with it ; depression often numbs one's feelings, such that one doesn't realize how severe it is. So your psychologist may be right. Its valuable that you have now realized the extent of this problem. The good news is that it responds very well to proper treatment. I'd hope that the psychologist will use a version of Cognitive-behaviour Therapy ( CBT ) to help, and the Cipralex is one of many alternative antidepressants (ADs) which helps many people very much indeed. You mention your children, who will really appreciate it when Mom returns to normal over the coming weels. You don't mention a husband or friends --- make sure they know how you are feeling, and allow them to support you and encourage you to persevere with the treatments, until you are well again. You need that and you deserve it.
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