Our expert says:
Hmmm. Lets look at what you appear to be describing. While Depression tends to disturb sleep by producing Early Morning Wakening, feeling low ; anxiety typically causes Difficulty in getting Off to sleep. And if there's a degree of social anxiety disorder, you could be feeling especially anxious in anticipation of days in which you'd be busy interacting with others and expecting to feel uncomfortable.
I see no point whatever in using an antidepressant at a "low" dose --- if there's a reason to use an AD, the only useful dose is the normal dose --- less than that almost always guarantees no benefits, though it may still be enough to cause side-effects. And with the added risk that a person concludes, understandably but inaccurately, that drugs are not helpful to them.
In a proper dose, that family of AD can help depression and anxiety disorders.
Similarly, counselling could surely help you a great deal, but the right sort of counselling, with a properly skilled person. ANd the only form I would consider best for you, from your descriptions, would be CBT, Cognitive-Beaviour Therapy. It is business-like and respectful of your autonomy, and would even fit with your family style --- as it would help you to usefully identify the components of your problems, and to learn the most useful skills for dealing with them and bringing these various unpleasant symptoms under your own control. Analytical style waffling would be useless and could even worsen the situation.
Don't see counselling / psychotherapy as if it was a form of surgery --- it is also not a church-like COnfessional. It is not necesary for you to tell "everything". Within CBt counselling, you'd discuss the symptoms as you have usefully begun to do in your mesage here, and the therapist would help you to clarify and identify the components of the problems, and then work on ways to remedy them, including checking the automatic thoughts and assumptions you have been carrying round within you about yourself, so as to test them, and after identifying where they are not useful, revising them so that they become fruitful
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