Ok...so I have been dealing with depression for most of my life. Both my grandmother, mother and sister suffer from it. I finally had enough of family docs trying to find the right meds so I FINALLY went to a Psychiatrist. By the end of the hour, after telling her my life story, she thought that I suffer from Dysthymic disorder. The way I understand it, it is a low grade depression ALL THE TIME. Major life events set of periods of major depression. Once things calm down, back to low grade depression. The depression never leaves. She said that the older I get, the worse it will get. Which already seems to be. I just can't bounce back from stressful events life I used to. She said that I really should stay on the meds (Cymbalta for now) for the rest of my life, in order to keep the depression at bay. Anyone else been told they have this disorder?
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