Single Mothers and Depression

I have been having it pretty rough since summer but, especially over the last month or two, I have noticed a change in me. One that I am not happy with. It seems to me that I am in a full blown depression.

Now, I have always had bouts of depression. I can usually pick myself up and deal with them. However, this time I just can’t seem to do it. I just can’t seem to dig myself out of that hole. And, it is interfering with my every day life. This is not good.

I had a doctor appointment yesterday and spoke with Nicole about my concerns. I decided that I would go the medication route, at least for a while. She gave me a prescription for an anti depressant, and wants me to see her again in six weeks.

That led me to wonder: How many other single mothers are having issues with depression? When it gets so bad that you can’t lift yourself up anymore, what do you do? Are there natural remedies that work? If you have any answers to these questions, or tips in general, or even your own stories, please post them in the comments section below.

Maybe you don’t even know that you are severely depressed. I have certain symptoms that I cannot shake for the life of me:

  • Severe stress
  • Wanting to cry, always
  • Feeling blue in general
  • Testiness
  • Easily annoy-able/agitated
  • No patience

If you have these symptoms on a regular basis, you may want to talk to your doctor about your options. Our children deserve parents who are basically happy and who are not constantly biting their heads off (sort-a-speak).

Wishing you a Happy New Year!

Shannon

Other Articles of Interest:

Single Mothers and Depression Part 2: Two Weeks After Beginning Medication

Single Mothers and Depression Part 3: Happiness and Creativity

Single Mothers and Depression Part 4: Feeling Chipper Today

Single Mothers and Depression Part 5: Some People will Still Bring You Down

Single Mothers and Depression Part 6: Keeping Busy, Keeping Happy

Single Mothers and Depression Part 7: The Six Week Checkup