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    How to cope with treatment resistant depression?

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    I've had this depression since 13, now 22. First got help when I was 18 starting antidepressants. At 20 I started seeing a psychologist and at 21 after a close friend lost his battle with mental health I started seeing a psychiatrist.

    I've taken six antidepressants now, switched between 3-4 psychologists and really dedicated at least 15 hours with my latest psychologist and a few sessions with the psychiatrist now but have never seen a noticeable improvement and it is beginning to weigh heavily on my mind that I've put all this time and effort and getting little success (tried meditation as well).

    My main issues are consistent anhedonia and apathy which has resulted in my dysthymia/persistent depressive disorder diagnosis. My life is relatively on track; I'm completing my master's degree, work part-time in industry and I try to go to the gym 3 times a week but I truly lack fulfilment in everything that I try.

    How do I move forward?
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