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I basically have crippling depression, I don't do anything all day, not sure what to do

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I've been through most meds, had different psychologists/therapists, was diagnosed with treatment resistant depression.

I'm self employed but besides one lucky two month stint I haven't had income for years. I'm burning through my savings. At this point I just don't care and think I'm just self sabotaging. I tell myself I should focus and try and work but just don't do anything all day.

I really can't afford any therapy and I realize I really need to do something, as I'm just wasting my life and on crash course with bad situation that will make my life much worse. What do I do at this point? I literally don't care
 
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Do you have a daily routine you follow - like, one where you actually take care of a few tasks during the day you need to keep up with?

I've found that depression resists you getting moving, but if you can create a system you follow automatically, it really helps. You take care of basic things, then you don't have to worry about them, or feeling bad for, say, not doing the dishes. It gives you a bit of a feeling of achievement, and it something that won't get in the way of doing other stuff.

And you build on that.
 
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Hello welcome to the forum :welcome:
I’m a self-employeed professional and I’ve been in a similar situation for 2 years due to the relapse of severe depression (I quit Lexapro that I was on for 20 years due to my health concern).

3 meds failed. I’ve been on Fluoxetine for 16 weeks now. I also tried TMS that seemed to have helped me a little bit. But it’s better than none. insurance covered it fully.

Let’s try to get rid of it !!!
 
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