How do I come to terms with my depression?
December 28, 2012 6:15 AM Subscribe
How did you learn to accept that you are depressed?
posted by anonymous to Health & Fitness (18 answers total) 25 users marked this as a favorite
I have been seeing a psychologist for about a year now for depression and anxiety. About a week ago I began seeing a psychologist and was prescribed antidepressants. Both the psychologist and the psychiatrist, based upon my symptoms, diagnose me a depressed. But part of me has difficulty accepting this diagnosis. It's a feeling of doubt--that I'm exaggerating my symptoms or that I am overly sensitive.
I've mentioned this to my therapist and she feels that I have a tendency to be too hard on myself. This probably true. I also know that these feelings are probably an inherent part of being depressed, and part of what makes it so insidious. Both are fine points, but I still don't feel satisfied. How do I come to terms with this nagging doubt?