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I found this site after googling “ Am I lazy or depressed.” After reading a few posts, I joined because I thought I may be able to get some validation or find out if I really AM as bad as I’m told. I’ve been taking antidepressants about 14 years...frankly, I don’t think all the drugs in the world can re-wire this brain of mine. My fiancé and most of my family (thank God for my niece), don’t get it. When you already start with poor self esteem and you’re told you’re selfish and lazy and it’s all you can do to function to make a living some days, you wonder why God allows you to keep living if you’re such a bad person.

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Hello and welcome to our friendly forum, where I am sure you will make friends and find good support and suggestions on our caring site. You say that you have been taking antidepressant medication for about 14 years. I wonder would a review of your medication with your GP or perhaps try and get a referral to your local Community Mental Health Team to help you to get further support and advice. It may help you to have a chat with your doctor and it can help to get the proper treatment you may need with an up to date diagnosis. You may also like to be referred for some counselling, which gives you the space and time to go through your thoughts and feelings and to work on some small and realistic aims and goals. I wonder if any of our other members can help our new friend here,,,,,many thanks....wishing you all the very best, take care and let us know how you are getting on.......

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