I know that there are people that may never really "overcome" depression, but I was wondering if anybody has success stories or suggestions on how to make improvements. I have always been depressed since childhood, but I have had a huge episode 2 years ago that really affected my life. Previous to the episode, while I always had a mood issue, I was at least organized, clean, motivated, etc. Afterward, it took me a lot to do simple tasks like clean my room, leave my room, drive, do laundry, keep things neat and organized, keep an agenda book/planner. I lost motivation and became increasingly frustrated with everything in life. I am now doing a little better-I am not just sitting at home in my room-I am going out a lot (by myself or with family) , traveling, but I still feel like I cannot get myself to remain organized, be prompt and motivated. Any success stories would be appreciated.