Why aren’t I happy?
Carol had felt depressed for as long as she could remember. She managed to function at work and at home, but she’d never really felt good about herself or hopeful about the future. And it never really went away.
Talk therapies, such as cognitive/behavioral therapy and interpersonal therapy, have also been shown to be effective.Carol is feeling a lot better since she started treatment with a combination of an antidepressant and the help of a therapist, although she still has some symptoms. Her doctor says continued treatment may be necessary.
If you suffer from a persistently depressed mood, see your health care provider.