I am not doing horrible but I'm nowhere near where I want to be.Thanks for asking. Ever since my Dr. put me on seroquel I've been sleeping for about 12 hours a day. Depression is a little better but I just can't get the energy to do anything. How about you?
Thank you for all your kind words and support. Most of my guilt comes from the burden I put on my parents. The Colorado shooting are bothering me a lot more than those type of things usually do. I guess when I'm very depressed I'm extra sensitive. I am very tired of feeling bad. Hopefully the medication and therapy can start helping me soon.
I've been in a severe depression for about seven months now. I'm 46 years old and I live with my retired parents. I'm unemployed and have been on meds and in therapy for months now. My depression and anxiety has not got any better. I feel extremely guilty for putting my parents though this. I cry every day because I feel like such a failure. I keep telling myself that it's not my fault but it doesn't make me feel any better. I know therapy and medication takes time to work but I am just so exhausted from all the ups and downs I've been through these past months. I've lost interest in everything I used to enjoy. That massacre in the movie theater in Colorado has made me even more depressed. Just really frustrated right now. Thanks for listening.
I can relate to all those feelings you are having. I wish I could tell you what to do to start feeling better. I'm still trying to figure that out myself. Come back here and vent when you are ready. We will be here for you. Take Care.
Thanks. I havn't had much luck with therapy in the past but I'm willing to give it another try. He mentioned something about using a cognitive behavioral therapy workbook for deppression and anxiety. The only thing that has really helped me with sleep has been seroquel. So far it has helped me get six to seven hours of sleep but I'm real groggy the next day. Take care everyone.
I finally found a psychologist that takes my insurance. He's actually about two minutes from where I live. He's a PhD in psychology and I can pay the same co-pay as the social worker I was seeing. Saw him for the first time yesterday.View Thread