Was it the first thing your doctor suggested? I was very depressed a year ago. I went to therapy. It was the type of therapy where the therapist has you make your own goals and helps you to achieve them. I was completely recovered. Then I get SA and I can't talk to people and have panic attacks at school. I go to the university therapist and the first thing she says after I tell her my condition is "Let me recommend you to the psychiatrist" I talked to him, and got a prescription that day. At that time I was so desperate that I took it and filled it. Now I feel like I have wasted six months (thankfully not longer) of my life. I wasn't the same person. I wasn't even interested in the same things anymore. I was only about what was going to happen next. In most cases I would jump into the bottle. It was amazing because I could do this every night of the week. That doesn't sound right. Especially the fact that I didn't want, or more correctly, couldn't do the things that I have always loved. Now that I am off of it, I get to be myself. I think that is better than being an alcoholic zombie. What do you think?