Fellow depression sufferers: How do you tell them apart? I've struggled with depression for most of my life. It's not constant, it definitely comes and goes. For the last year, I've had depression issues that stem from workplace unhappiness (I'm 99 percent sure). I know that this particular position has had a high rate of turnover in the past, and I know that most of my "life complaints" right now are work-related. I've been actively seeking out other options for this reason, but it's been a slow process.

I just find myself in a constant state of near tears/near raging. However, sometimes I get this gnawing fear: What if it's not really work-related, and even a change wouldn't help it? I know there's really not much to lose, so it's not like that fear would keep me stationary, but it is something I've considered.

Does anyone else get this fear that they don't know the root of their unhappiness? Any success in finding that damned root?