Hello, I'd like to help you with your question.
It sounds like you could either have depression or anxiety
or even both. If medications do not work for you, that usually indicates that there is more to your issue that you need to address.
Depression and anxiety can have two causes. One is clinical depression where the person has an imbalance in their brain chemistry and in that case, medication can be very effective. However, depression can also be caused by circumstances such as past abuse or things such as job loss, illness or lack of supports in your life. And if the cause of your depression and anxiety is situational, then therapy is very effective in helping you to feel better.
A therapist can do a full evaluation, provide a diagnosis so you know what you are dealing with and provide a treatment plan for you to follow. Talking about what you feel can provide relief and the therapist can offer you options to try to help you to feel better. To find a therapist, talk with your doctor about a referral. Or you can search on line at http://www.bacp.co.uk/.
You can also use on line therapy if you feel you would rather talk from home or you have difficulty finding a local therapist. Use any search engine and put in online therapy to find a therapist who can either talk with you via Skype or through chat.
You can also help yourself at home. Learning more about anxiety and depression can provide you with answers and options you can try to help yourself feel better. Here are some resources to help:
On line links:
The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook by Edmund J. Bourne
When Panic Attacks: The New, Drug-Free Anxiety Therapy That Can Change Your Life by David D. Burns
The Cognitive Behavioral Workbook for Anxiety: A Step-by-Step Program by William J. Knaus EdD and Jon Carlson PsyD EdD
Coping with Anxiety: 10 Simple Ways to Relieve Anxiety, Fear & Worry by Edmund J. Bourne and Lorna Garano
I hope this has helped you,
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