Hello, Onetime, and welcome to the Depression Forum,
Depression, in one way, is a lot like alcoholism. Some folks have it, accept it, get medicated for it, know that they have anger issues inside that haven't been released, and then do nothing about it sometimes.
You hit on a major point for relief: return to your religious views. Living life knowing that you have guidance from above and recognizing that you are loved greatly can bring your life full circle if you can accept that there is a force in life greater than we are and that we have no right to judge ourselves or others. We have the right to live by our principles, and that's the best life there is.
Keep taking your medications, because there may be an inherited chemical imbalance that needs to be restored and maintained. The rest of recovery is going to be up to you to correct your diet, avoiding caffeine and alcohol at all costs (including chocolate, as well) since these all make depression worse and following a good diet.
Other than that, you should be getting along remarkably well after a year of practice and submission.
Have a good Christmas,
Post Edited (It's Genetic) : 12/5/2011 1:48:08 AM (GMT-7)