Hi mike619er--are U in the SD area? No matter, I've been where you are at and here's what I've found after a life time (I'm 65 now) of doing battle with what sounds like at a min. depression and possibly ADHD. As for the job, it will just drive you to frustration to stay on a job you don't like. So 1st I'd say don't stay on that job. If you are ADHD, then staying still at a desk job would be very difficult. It sounds like you'd be happier doing something at least physical to some degree. As for achitecture, been there, tried that same idea...my opinion, not a good idea if you are ADHD...too much math and concentration and a great deal of detail work would be required...that doesn't sound like a match for you. Construction, maybe...depends upon what you'd be doing, but it's a hard market to get a job in doing physical construction work these days. Your idea to go back to the family business, well, what is that business? Maybe, depending upon what it is. Family is often more understanding when you have problems of this nature than a boss will be...something to consider. Your idea to go back to school for computers/electronics, well that field is pretty filled up with lots of educated people looking for any job they can get. I really think the window for that type of job is pretty tight. I'd suggest you look at the stock market to see what is the up and coming buss. I think you can get some ideas from seeing what are the stock sectors that are moving up. Your thoughts on going back to your Psy and get drugged up...well yes and no...yes it's good to go back to the Psy (psychologist is what I'd suggest...they are different) With feeling like you do it would be a good thing to do and it might be a really good idea to consider going on certain drugs, BUT read up on any drugs your Dr. wants to give you before you take them. I've been on some really bad RX drugs...Lamictal comes to mind (that one should be taken off the market, IMHO)...and some really good ones..Wellbutrin, that I'm now on. So in my estimation, going to a Psy & psychologist and going on certain drugs couild be very good for you at this time, if the combination is right for you. You could get your motivation back and become much happier and feel you have direction and purpose in life.So don't knock it, does work. BUT you can't give up on the idea of working or think of yourself as a failure. You are only a failure if you choose to do nothing but stay where you are at. It's apparent you are trying, you came here to find some help.That shows you are trying. Don't give up. Give the Psy a try and read up on the drugs he wants to give you and try some, if you feel OK with that drug...if you don't feel OK, ask him for another type of drug. Don't expect anything great to happen with the drugs, for at least 1 month. Often it takes takes that long for meds to start to work. Also, like Chartreux talked about...look into vitamins. I take many and they all help me. I don't take anything I've not fully read about and know what to expect out of it and what it will do for me. Also if you want to feel better ASAP, don't drink any alcohol, caffeine, eat only low carbs (ie,no potatoes, cookies, cakes, candy, pies, ice cream, junk food, coke, sodas, etc, they will all make you feel depressed). Exercise, every day in the morning, and at about 6 pm, even if you don' t feel like it. It will help keep the depression away. I know it works. I do it daily, even when I don't feel like it. Watch FUNNY TV programs and FUNNY movies...nothing else! Don't read anything else either, especially when you are feeling like you do. that stuff really affects a person negatively. It's good to see your friends, even if you feel like an outsider. It's good to socialize. Instead of doing nothing productive with your time, do something that makes you feel good. Take up a hobby, do sprots or build something or do you like art? Do you like clay sculpture? Do you like to draw or paint? Try them all, you might find a really good release and find it makes you feel satisfied. BTW when watching TV do you jiggle your foot? If you do, I'd be willing to bet you are ADHD. If you are ADHD, there are some really good books by Dr. Ellen Weiss, she was one of the 1st people to discover ADHD lasted from childhood into adulthood. She has some really helpful ideas on how to cope with ADHD. I've read some of her books and use some of her ideas. They could really help you if you are ADHD. You can get her books at most Libraries. I've given you a lot of ideas here, all of them I've tried and will swear by....they all do work...the trick is to find what works really well for you and put it into your own "tool kit" to fight the depression you are going thru. Good Luck...I wish you well and I know you'll do OK..I can tell that by the very fact you came here to get some help.