As someone who has dysthymia / chronic depression / persistent depressive disorder yadda yadda yadda I’ve explored a few avenues in dealing with this condition. Currently on Sertraline, have been on Citalopram before, fluctuating between 50mg and 100mg. Can’t say I notice a great deal of difference to be honest. Also had CBT, hypnotherapy and ‘person-centred counselling’. I’m aware this will make me sound like a know-it-all (clearly I don’t, which is why I’m posting this) but once I became aware (like, pretty much immediately) of the therapist repeating back to me in slightly different words what I’d just said to them, it felt a bit futile to continue.
Anyway, I’m feeling that only a pretty profound experience is likely to shake me out of my all-pervasive ennui. Two approaches I’ve looked at recently intrigue me. First one psychedelic (therefore unfortunately highly illegal except in very exclusive research settings). Second one legal but pretty expensive (£3k for an average length of treatment plus travel costs, time off work etc).
Any thoughts on this most welcome.