This website is about “depression plus”: more than plain depression. Weirder or more “up and down” — but not manic. If that sounds like your experience, your depression might be in the middle of the Mood Spectrum: not bipolar, but not just depressed. More variable, more complex.
For many such people, antidepressants are not the answer: they can help, for a while, but can also make things worse: agitated, anxious, irritable, insomniac…
This information is free. There are no strings. I wrote it for my patients, but over a decade, people from all over the world have been here.
Start with these two pages.
Diagnosis: mid- Mood Spectrum depression
Treatment: from non-medication options to pills
You can also use the Table of Contents or the Search spyglass, up there to your right, to tour over 250 pages of information. I hope you’ll find something useful here. (If your inner skeptic is saying “who is this guy and why’s he doing this?” , that’s good. See About This Site above.)
- Why Am I Still Depressed? Recognizing and Managing the Ups and Downs of Bipolar II and Soft Bipolar Disorder (2006)
- A Spectrum Approach to Mood Disorders: Not Fully Bipolar but Not Unipolar (2016)