I have been dealing with depression on and off for around 4 years now and wanted to see if anyone has experience a similar pattern and how they have dealt with their recurring depression. The way my depression tends to work is that I will be depressed and anxious for a certain number of months, the amount is always different. During this time I will lose touch with friends and isolate myself without really noticing, in the past I would become completely inactive but this time I have been keeping fit and playing a a lot of football but my symptoms of anxiety remain however I feel the depression is not as intense. I have began to make the effort to be around friends who I feel most comfortable with and this has made me feel better.
This is my first post so I am using it as an introduction as well as a way to ask a question : What do people do when they feel they are relapsing, is there a way to prevent a relapse or does it persist anyway ? I felt a depression coming on and spoke with my therapist about it but it seemed to happen anyway.
Any fellow relapsers ( don't think that's a word) do you experience the same thing ? What do you do ? Did you find medication helpful ?