Hey everyone, I discovered this website today and have found it to be a great resource for help.
I've been on medication since March and that has seemed to help slightly. The problem is that I have strong mood swings that easily bring me down into a feeling of depression. I started seeing a therapist last week and see him again on Wednesday but he told me something that has put me off.
When he asked about me, why I've come to therapy, I mentioned that I have depression, that it is genetic, and there is nothing in my life that causes me to be unhappy. He asked me to start a mood journal because it is hard for him to see that there would be no trigger for my depression.
As I examine myself and my life I can't find what a trigger may be. I have a job, a steady income, a good family, nice friends, a supportive boyfriend and no reason to complain. I simply become exhausted and lose motivation to work and that effects every aspect of my life.
What the therapist said has me on edge because I feel that I have no trigger and that there doesn't have to be a trigger. Should I see someone new? Should I give him another chance? It's hard to go to someone for help and they, without meaning to, seem to invalidate your feelings.
Thanks for listening!