Member Since: 11/22/09
Last Login: 02/12/10
Program Progress: Day 5
You've identified the problems, now start on the solutions. Take each item one at a time (I'd start with the dog poo and trash) and motivate yourself to stay busy. By staying busy, your mind will be occupied and it will be easier to stay out of a depression.
Antidepressants are useful but they aren't a cure-all. You take them to cope with your situation, but as long as your still living in such a bad situation, your antidepressants can only go so far. Use the antidepressants to keep your mind at ease, and while you are feeling the 'positive energy', that is the time to hit the chore list hard. As you start to fix your house up and make it more liveable, you will start to feel better even after the meds wear off.
One last note: switch to Diet Coke or black coffee. The amount of sugar in a Coke can is enormous, and does some very messed up things to your moods, especially if you are drinking multiple cans per day.