I went through a bad bout of depression and anxiety in the middle of 2016. I found out it was a hormone imbalance that tripped the switch. I'm doing a million times better, but. . . I had to switch doctors and the new doctor is ending the therapy. He wants to run more test to confirm the prior diagnosis. So, I'm preparing for the crash. I can already feel it creeping in.
The doctor thinks that instead of the hormonal therapy I just need to sit down with a psychiatrist. He says that my smoking and enjoying two or three drinks a week shows that I am covering an underlying issue. I guess blood test results and treatment results don't mean anything.
Anyway, that is how my new year is going.