I had problems with depression swings and anxiety issues before tinnitus. I used to take Klonopin to lower tinnitus after I got it and then started taking it regularly. Slowly but surely after a few years my hearing worsened and my ringing became louder. Klonopin no longer lowered the ringing and I had really bad depression issues. (I would highly discourage long term Klonopin usage, though I am no doctor). Some days I accept the tinnitus and it is no big deal and other days its bad. Right now I am taking a medication that I hope will help even out some of the mood swings so I will have to see if it helps. What I am basically wondering is, if part of the problem of coping sometimes lies with either hormones or brain function where we sometimes have trouble accepting the tinnitus. I think I have definitely made progress but due to my background way before tinnitus in mood swings I think it makes it harder than the large majority of people that have tinnitus and don't let it bother them in the least (like my mom for instance).