Hello Dannybaar and Ikvic, I suppose once our doctor prescribes us with a new AD (antidepressant) we expect to go jumping through hoops, that may happen or the change we feel might be slow as the AD becomes accustomed to our system, such as, before, we would lay in bed for hours, but now you might hop up straight away, it's not probably something you would notice, but small changes like this may be that the AD is working.
These lockdowns have affected everybody in more than one way, it's taken away our freedom and what we used to love doing has stopped all of this, not only for ourselves but also for our friends/family who have to readjust their lives, so any weak connections may suddenly stop or we don't bother reconnecting with them, so all in all, it's made our life rather difficult and whether or not we agree with what the government have done is your own decision.
If you tell your doctor you feel better than before, their natural reaction would be that the new AD is working, but to you it might only mean that you're able to make another step up the ladder from before.
We need to realise that AD's aren't 'happy pills' they correct the imbalance in our brain and happen slowly so we don't actually wake up and feel 200% better, today might be 20% better and tomorrow might be another 5% but if they give you the opportunity to do what you couldn't do yesterday, then perhaps they're doing their job.
We need to relearn what we were able to do and this may take some time.