I think I am in the throes of a moderate depression. I am bipolar and had anxiety this spring that caused me to be hospitalized. Doc says that overwhelming anxiety can be part of the manic phase of bipolar. Beginning at the first of this year, before I transitioned to anxiety, I was feeling useless and hopeless and could not face the long days. Since I've recovered from my anxiety (due to Zyprexa which was finally tried after three other meds that did not help) I am back to feeling useless, hopeless, extremely long and boring days, inability to get started in the morning. I went from loving my job to barely tolerating it. The anxiety though is at a manageable level.
I am on Zyprexa for anxiety, Lamictal and Depakote as mood stabilizers, and Celexa as an antidepressant but I'm thinking I may need a different antidepressant.
Think this is the depression part of my illness? It's not like the depression I suffered in 2000 and 2001 but I suppose how we experience depression can change.