My husband is on Zoloft for severe chronic depression. He took meds long ago, and stopped because a well meaning "teacher" said he didn't need it, and just needed to work on his issues. Many years of misery later, he finally hit bottom, and went back on meds. The difference is day and night. He is a whole different (wonderful) person. I hadn't even realized how many of his negative quirks were just manifestations of his depression. Those who have not experienced chemically based depression (personally or through close relationship) often misunderstand it, and compare it to the low moments of their own life. There is no comparison. True severe depression has no reason, logic, or control. If your midwife thinks you need the help, get it. It could be the beginning of a wonderful new life you didn't even know you were missing.
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1/9/10 at 6:52pm