My first anti-depressant and would not had made it my senior year in college and working 40 hours a week without it. It seems people with SA are the last to get help because of it's nature. I finally had to as I was unable to sleep and then would worry about not sleeping. It fixed that and helped with depression. I'd give it about 30% for helping my SA. It caused me to be very sun sensitive and would have a dry mouth and my head would buzz in the morning, but normally wore off by noon. I was up to 120mg.