I've been taking depakote for over a month and it makes my bipolar and depression a whole lot easier to deal with a lot of the time. But the problem is I feel like a total zombie with no personality. Whatever sense of humor, etc. or qualities I had that would make other people want to be around me is gone. My mind is empty a lot of the time, and I hardly get any creative ideas or inspiration. I had social anxiety before and was excited when I wasn't so nervous around people but I can't even have conversations with people anymore because I can't think of things to say! Does it have to be one or the other? Either I get off meds, have some kind of personality and be a danger to myself and others or stay on them to be safe and have a dull existence.