Everything’s Going Great, but I’m Depressed, Bingeing

January 29, 2012

“I am 33 years old. I have everything going for me – bought my first home 3 months ago, my career is going strong, good relationships, working on my MBA, respected in my community, etc. But even though everything is going great, I am depressed. I’ve lost interest in pretty much everything, and have been turning to food in secret to cope. And then of course I feel crappy after my binge. This is an ongoing problem. I already take Lexapro and it does not seem to help. Am I correct in saying that the depression and eating are linked? How do I get out of this cycle?”