This has been my work week Monday: AM - one tiny piece of work. PM - locked myself in the bathroom to cry. Tuesday: AM - stared at computer screen. PM - locked myself in the bathroom to cry. Wednesday: stayed in bed, feeling awful. It's not that I'll be missed. I'm a reseach student so I'm supposed to be self-motivated. So long as I get the work done it doesn't really matter what hours I keep, which is why I chose that path in the first place. I have cycles of highs and lows and normally I get enough work done when I'm high that I can afford the lows. But at the moment I've been low for so long that I'm starting to serously fall behind. I know my supervisor's beginning to worry. But I don't know what to tell him. Part of me feels like I am I just using my depression to make excuses for my laziness. I've just started a new antidepressant so I'm hoping that it'll help me pick up soon, but its effects aren't likely to kick in for another few weeks and in the meantime I've got no motivation and no energy. What are people's experiences? Is it a good idea to tell? Or should I let him go on thinking I'm just lazy.