Medication is a huge no-no. Had plenty of experience, so now I'm a huge advocate of alternative methods-- therapy, writing, music, hypnosis, spiritual healing-- these methods address the root of the problem, whereas drugs only mask it. Please please don't resort to meds. They're pure poison
Celexa and Cipralex gave me brain "shocks" and packed 30 pounds on my lanky frame in 3 months.
If it is a brain chemistry problem then I guess medicine and therapy would help. If there is a REAL problem, medicine can never help, and therapy can only help so much. In either case you need love and support, a way out. It will not happen quickly.
It depends on the person some depresions are heriditary and can not always be controlled
Set yourself goals and picture yourself there one year from now. good luck and we will talk then.
proper diet n little exercise, good people, good music BIG hugs and HAVING FAITH...........
meditation forget the medication.