Definition of depression is deficiency in dopamine, serotonin and norepinephrine. These and other neurotransmitters should be synthesized by some gut bacteria species.
If your microbiome is out of order; your body will not benefit from these neurotransmitters causing low mood, depression and anxiety.
More than 90 percent of the body’s total serotonin and more than 50 percent of the body’s total dopamine are synthesized in the gut, not in the brain and this is the real cause of your struggle. This is why many antidepressants do not work or they work short term before bringing unwanted side effects and windrawal symptoms.
If you would like to wash dishes and your hot water tap is not working, you can boil a kettle to get the warm water. This will substitute and help you for a while but how long can you go without fixing the tap? You will need hot water for other things in your house as well. What if your kettle breaks?
The same applies to our bodies, if you do not find the real root cause of your problems and address them you will just be “boiling the water” and your body will get into in disarray bringing more and more issues and symptoms.