Our expert says:
No, don't quit your job -- they're hard to come by, and if you stayed at home you would NOT "take care of yourself", but would sit in bed feeling worse and eating too much while exercising too little. Don't you have Medical Aid at work ? Souds like you need a second opinion from an expert specialist psychiatrist, to re-assess your previous experiences with treatment as well as assessing your current state, and advising on comprehensive treatment. This might include a better choice of antidepresant, but also counselling to work on your negative self-image and a program of gym exercise and a better diet. If you lie in bed just waiting to feel better, it could be a long wait. But if you become actively involved in getting better, you could be feeling hugely better than this.
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