Not to be too detailed, I've been suffering from depression for about three years. This past month or so has been really bad. But in the weeks ilwere I'm about ready to jump out a window, i have a day where I feel almost normal. Is it depression if you feel okay once and a while but hopeless and depressed the majority of the time?
Depression is a mental health problem that consists changes in behavior. This need motivation to be cured easily. It's takes lots of support and willpower to refrain your depressed behavior in your life. Focus your goal and make concentration about your future to overcome from depression. Always be happy!!!
If you are depressed some of the time and feeling "normal" the rest of the time you may be suffering from a bipolar disorder with depressive episodes, as opposed to manic episodes, which you do not report. Talk therapy is rarely effective but it can be effectively treated with medication that has little side effect.
Suffering from depression for 3 years is ludicris. Why would you choose to do that? Do you enjoy playing the victim?
If you had gotten into therapy and taken medication and invested your energy into seriously getting well,
you'd have been there for a couple years already. Instead, it seems you've avoided getting well by negatively finding excuses why you can't or why it won't work.
Try getting well, you might like it.