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I feel I've no energy to fight my depression/anxiety at the moment. I just want to sleep and eat and can't seem to do more than the minimum and the housework/gardening is piling up out of control.
My therapist is encouraging me to socialise but I don't have any energy or motivation. I've had lots of therapy over the last 10 years and I'm just not motivated to try anymore. I feel like I'm getting worse and more apathetic and wondering more and more if it is even worth the effort. I can skirt round it and practice things like using the phone and going into shops but as soon as it gets down to going out and socialising on more than a superficial level I hit a block and get tearful and withdrawn and it feels completely unobtainable.
 

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I feel I've no energy to fight my depression/anxiety at the moment. I just want to sleep and eat and can't seem to do more than the minimum and the housework/gardening is piling up out of control.
My therapist is encouraging me to socialise but I don't have any energy or motivation. I've had lots of therapy over the last 10 years and I'm just not motivated to try anymore. I feel like I'm getting worse and more apathetic and wondering more and more if it is even worth the effort. I can skirt round it and practice things like using the phone and going into shops but as soon as it gets down to going out and socialising on more than a superficial level I hit a block and get tearful and withdrawn and it feels completely unobtainable.
Hey, but you're socializing on here, right? That's a good thing. Do you have a whole exposure hierarchy worked out? That was really helpful for me in being able to talk to people.

Although I didn't really understand that the goal is to be able to relax around them, cause that's the only way to ever really have fun with people, and actually enjoy their company.
 

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I feel I've no energy to fight my depression/anxiety at the moment. I just want to sleep and eat and can't seem to do more than the minimum and the housework/gardening is piling up out of control.
My therapist is encouraging me to socialise but I don't have any energy or motivation. I've had lots of therapy over the last 10 years and I'm just not motivated to try anymore. I feel like I'm getting worse and more apathetic and wondering more and more if it is even worth the effort. I can skirt round it and practice things like using the phone and going into shops but as soon as it gets down to going out and socialising on more than a superficial level I hit a block and get tearful and withdrawn and it feels completely unobtainable.
Some people just naturally (due to genetics) have lower levels of brain neurotransmitters that fuel our level of motivation, pleasure, and all other emotions (or they have a lower response to these chemicals somehow). Others are this way because of drug abuse (in particular, ecstasy).

My point is, have you considered taking antidepressants? Sometimes it's a very futile battle to "therapise" your way out of mental disorders when your biology isn't right.
 

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I feel I've no energy to fight my depression/anxiety at the moment. I just want to sleep and eat and can't seem to do more than the minimum and the housework/gardening is piling up out of control.
My therapist is encouraging me to socialise but I don't have any energy or motivation. I've had lots of therapy over the last 10 years and I'm just not motivated to try anymore. I feel like I'm getting worse and more apathetic and wondering more and more if it is even worth the effort. I can skirt round it and practice things like using the phone and going into shops but as soon as it gets down to going out and socialising on more than a superficial level I hit a block and get tearful and withdrawn and it feels completely unobtainable.
Sorry, I must have really read your post too quickly - the part about apathy and low energy (the main part!) didn't register. :um

Increasing your dopamine levels might help with energy and motivation - it's something I might try as well, because it has been really interfering with my school. As I understand it, serotonin ~ mood, dopamine ~ energy/focus/motivation.

What meds have you tried so far? (I ask because the people on this board seem way more knowledgeable about these drugs than most doctors I've seen!)
 

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What's your diet like? When I used to use drugs I would always notice that they never seemed to work right unless I was getting enough proper nutrition. Nutrition is like the fuel that your brain needs in order to make good use of the drugs.
 

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Thomas is right...MAKE SURE your ingesting good fats throughout the day, avocadoes, olive oil, fish oil

After all, the brain is mainly made out of fat....Good protein sources such as fish, turkey, lamb, chicken and beef provide essential nutrients and minerals!!!

if you have ANY QUESTIONS about nutrition im the go-to man
 
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