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Like an additions I think there's a point where depression simply has to be admitted. I've hit that point. I'm starting to concede that I simply do not have full control over my mood and that my external surrounding really don't effect it much either.
In retrospect it's easy to see I've had a pattern of severe depression going all the way back to my early teens. I often have bout of extreme laziness, low energy and near non-existent appetite. Like most people I've fought admitting it was a problem. It's hard to swallow one's pride and admit you aren't able to deal with a problem ourself. God knows I've tried nearly everything I could from extreme exercise to meditation to over the counter supplements. Some of it works but it never seems to last or I don't have the motivation to keep it up.
In short I've admitted to myself this may very well be a medical problem and I'm willing to tackle it as such. I currently don't have a doctor but plan on looking a GP up near me in the next week. I was wondering if anyone here has any advice, experience or insight into how to approach this. Any reading or research I could do on my own first would be great.
Also I should note I've been on anti-depressants (Prozac) in the past. it was for migraines I used to get as a teenager. t was a horrid experience for me and the meds nearly drove me over the edge. This is one of the reasons I've been so wary of going to doctors since.