hi everyone, i'm new here. i have had chemical depression my whole life, but wasn't diagnosed with it until my early 20's. i have been on prozac for years, which helps some, but i still battle with it. i also developed anxiety attacks and am on meds for that as well. sometimes i don't know how much of my depression is the chemical part of it, and how much is situational...i am going through some personal issues with family members, and i'm also not able to have children (biologically or through adoption) so that is a huge source of my depression. i feel like things have been getting gradually worse the last few years, and thinking i need to go see my psychiatrist and really tell him everything this time, because i need more help. i also have some health issues and that contributes to my depression as well. i know that my depression will be a lifelong battle.