I have been battling depression this semester. I was doing quite well for several weeks and then out of the blue things started going downhill again to the point where I was considering a hospitalization program again. For now I decided I feel that's not the best choice for me. Still things are difficult. I feel alienated from other people because my issues and reasons for depression are not typical and not ones that I can really connect with others on, save for maybe the rare individual on the internet. Interestingly my sleep quality has also gone downhill since the depression started.