I have helped many people with symptoms exactly like yours. I am not unique in my ability to help people. Somewhere, most likely within 25 miles of where you live now, there is a therapist who can help you. I can answer your questions over the Internet, but I can’t treat you over the Internet.
The most important thing for you to remember is that there is a therapist, close to where you are right now, ready and willing to help you. You need to open your phone book, do an Internet search, and begin your inquiries. Ask to speak to the therapist and read to him or her, a list of your symptoms. This should promote a dialogue between the two of you. Thank this person for his or her time and then call the next one on the list. When you have finished with all of your calls, you’ll find that there will be a few therapists that you did not like at all and there may be one or two that you seemed to “click with.” Studies show that it is this latter group of therapists who are the most likely to help you.
Carl Jung believed that depression was simply the conscious mind being forced into closer alignment with the unconscious mind, where the roots of consciousness and the beginning of the pathways of consciousness exist. This pathway of growth, he termed individuation. It is similar to Abraham Maslow’s concept of self-actualization. You may be interested in reading more about both topics.
You are able to function at work but do not feel emotionally well at home. Your specific circumstances would be highly suggestive to me of the need for talk therapy. Some people take the route of talk therapy others take the route of medication and some do both.
I hope you will take my advice and I wish you the best of luck.
Dr. Kristina Randle