I read this article the other day, started out hopeful, and ended up castigating myself for being less productive and interesting than the author was during their unmedicated low points.
Sometimes I think, maybe it would be better if something had happened to me recently. If I'd gone through a breakup, lost a job, lost a family member, been in a car accident, something. Anything. Maybe then it would be socially acceptable for me to feel this way all the time.