Our expert says:
Sorry to hear you're feeling so gloomy, Will. I'm sure there ARE good reasons for you to remain in society ! It doesn't sound as though you're on the best treament plan for your depression yet, if you hacve been taking the antidepressants for more than a couple of weeks ( as they take some time to demonstrate their full potential benefits ).
Sleep problems are often a part of depression, and may take a while to improve. Depression can cause difficulties with concentration and study, and cause one to lose the degree of pleasure one usually would feel in whatever usually pleases you.
Personally, though I am sure that antidepressant meds can be really useful, I always prefer to see treatment include psychotherapy preferably of the Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy ( CBT ) variety,as there are aspects of recovery, and unlearning the negative habits of thought and assumptions that are part of depression, which are much easier to eal with in CBT counselling.
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