I was diagnosed with clinical depression a year ago and have been taking anti-depressants for almost a year. When I first started taking my new medicine, a sense of euphoria hit me; I realized everything I was missing out on and I began to see the happiness in the world again. This level of happiness slowly declined, but I felt normal, and it was okay. Starting in October of last year, just four months ago, I slowly began to feel depressed again, and now, I don’t know what to do. Do I ask my doctor to increase my dosage? I don’t think this will help because I’m almost at the maximum dosage I can take for my age. Any tips to ward off common depression symptoms? Also, I don’t feel comfortable talking to my therapist about everything… Should I get a new one or just push past these boundaries I have?
Extra Information: -I am NOT suicidal. -This year is my first year of high school and there has been a major social shift for me with friends recently. -I am questioning my sexuality and there is a rumor circulating the school that I am bisexual or lesbian. -I also was diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, but I am not treated with medicine for that.
I'm my opinion, you should talk to your doctor about it, yes. And there's also a possibility that your body and mind are just having a hard time coping with the recent changes in your life. It sounds like you're going through a stressful time, and you're probably feeling stressed and anxious because of that. I also recommend you to ask your doctor if it would help to get treated for anxiety disorders, too.Most of all, just never lose hope and faith that things are going to be alright. Because they will :D