About Seven of Nine
Major dep'n struck suddenly in '92, lifted '96-'97, then dep'd again till not so much in the past several years maybe. Hard to tell anymore if I'm out of it or not. It's been so long.
Now and then I'll have an actual happy feeling and realize that the rest of the time I'm going through weeks at a time without that feeling.
INTJ, I live in my head not in my gut. I like to read about new things.
Divorced twice now. The first time from someone who turned out to be bipolar and violent. That's when the clinical depression struck. I also was diagnosed with PTSD at that time. Second divorce was from someone always out to get his own way.
I'm figuring out recently that I panic a little too easily and start feeling like the bad stuff is happening again, like the whole world has gone bad. I'm trying to make myself some reality anchors, facts, that I can look to to contradict when I get the feeling that everything is falling apart again.
My job is okay I started my career late in life, in spite of my depression. I don't have the wherewithall to excel at it really, but I think I make myself useful.