I have had major depressive episodes for several years. Despite being suicidal, unable to get out of bed, etc. at some points, I have always been able to read, write and get my work done for school. I am now a first semester grad student, and I'm in the middle of another episode. I just started a new antidepressant (Remeron) today. For the past several weeks, I have been unable to concentrate to the point where I can't write coherent papers, or absorb anything I read for school. Although my professors are aware that I may need extensions/incompletes, I'm sooo worried that this won't go away. I still need to be functional enough to be able to attend class, keep up for the rest of the semester. Does anyone have any suggestions on ways to concentrate? Is this definetly a symptom of the depression, or maybe there is something else wrong with me? Part of me even thinks I am doing this to myself because maybe I subconciously don't want to be in grad school? I just don't see anyway out of this! Any help would be greatly appreciated.