I've had problems with depression and anxiety since I was a teenager. It feels like it has been a constant battle, and I've tried so many medications such as Prozac, Paxil, Celexa, Effexor, Topamax, and Wellbutrin. Right now I'm on Lexapro and Lamictal and this has probably controlled the depression and anxiety better than any of the other medications I've tried, but it is still not completely under control. I feel myself slipping into another dark period due to a recent family crisis combined with regular stress in my life like work. I'm not what I should do. I'm hesitant to try any other medications like antipsychotics such as Abilify due to the higher probability of serious side effects. I've tried therapy in the past, but I have not had any luck in finding an effective therapist and I've lost hope in this area. Any advice would be appreciated.
I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.