First, I've read at least 60 threads on this wonderful forum and want to thank all the wonderful contributors! My daughter recently turned 18. She's intelligent and warm on good days, depressed and full of rage on bad days (like today...) She's graduated from high school and holds a 30+ hour per week job as restaurant hostess. On the rare occasions she talks to me about such issues, she says that the sadness is always there below the surface. Her mom was sick at home for nearly a year before passing away when she was 14. The depression and rage showed up thereafter, and peaked around 16. Today she holds her job (which she got on her own, along with several other short-term positions), but has dreadful bouts of sadness and depression every 1-2 months. I want to say the trend is positive, but when we're in the middle of a punch-the-walls session, it's hard to see the forest for the trees. She is not currently in therapy, having had an unhappy experience in the past, although she has mentioned the possibility. She has been on a mild anti-depressant (I don't know the name, she keeps these things very private) since she turned 18 three months ago, and the doctor is attentively adjusting the dose. She self medicates with marijuana (legal here in California). Her 19 yo boyfriend, who lives with us, is very supportive of her, and similarly uncommunicative with us. The latest rage attack broke some plant pots, put a hole in the wall, and cast a pall on our wedding in three weeks (we all live together-me-fiancee-daughter-boyfriend). As if life isn't stressful enough... I'm trying to avoid writing a long post...I'm seeking support, suggestions, and pointers to other posts. Thank you all so much!