Obviously, talking about depression is a taboo subject. Those who have it have trouble seeking help, and most feel embarassed that they can't handle themselves without taking medication for the problem. I knew I had to do something in order to fix my moods. I walked around always feeling grumpy and hating everything, and no matter how much I knew I was not behaving well, I just couldn't seem to stop myself from being in a bad mood. It got to the point where no one wanted to be around me, and my relationship with my husband and kids was starting to suffer. I finally got help in October. My doctor decided to put me on Citalopram. I had never heard of it before, but anything was worth a shot at that point. I started taking it (one pill a day), and within a week, there was a difference. I could tell my life was going smoother, but it wasn't until I asked my husband how I was doing that I finally learned the truth. He said based on a 1-10 scale (10 being the happiest), he thought BEFORE I got on the meds, I was a 2. Now, on meds, I was a 9. I have found I don't get as upset as I did, and I can handle more thrown at me. I am on the right track to getting my life back. If you need help with depression, ask your doctor about citalopram. ANYTHING is better then living with depression.
Fort White, FL