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In my experience, isolation only makes the depression worse, but people don't understand the energy it takes to try and make conversation, go do things, etc. I have been told to fight the "demon" and fake it 'til I make it. Have you tried different anti-depressant medications? After two years, I am finally on one that is helping. I am still depressed, but am not thinking of ending my life anymore. I would advise being up front about your depression. That is the only way that stigma surrounding mental health will get better. Also, if a date shies away because you are experiencing depression, they are not the right person for you anyway. Some people are more susceptible to the common cold and some of us are more susceptible to depression.

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During this pandemic isolation has not been helpful. Have tried numerous, long list, of medications to no avail..It was nice of you to respond. It helps

@rossjt I know what you mean. I was ok and only had anxiety, until I had my 9 hour back surgery, low blood pressure and low Hemaglobin. I ended up with a red cell blood infusion. I finally made it home after 7 days, but now depressed. Wear a brace and can't do much of anything. My husband has been so good. He still works out of our house and takes care of me. It has been very stressful. Take care and if you can, I can do puzzle's on the computer, but so far been to tired once I get through Mayo Connect. My thought will be with you. Depression is an illness and very inherited. Jeanie

@rossjt Can relate to your comments about the energy it takes to do almost anything like get out of bed, take a shower, etc. Have been on multiple meds with no luck. In desperation I just started Trintellix but no results thus far.

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