I'm curious about how many of us, here on the boards, have started on anti-depressents after dealing with our difficult children? I was told that I have PTSD/depression. This was recently. I started taking Lexapro about a month ago. I was so depressed that I was just crying all the time. After about a week of taking them, I began to feel like myself again. I never want to go back there again. I just didn't have the engery/creativity or the capability of dealing with Missy's nonsense and rages on the daily basis that it has become. I didn't tell most people, but the few that I did were shocked. What did I have to be depressed about? I have the "perfect" life with everything I need and then some. Great husband/kids/house etc. Only those who have delt with a difficult child truly understand. So, I'm just curious...who else had to start taking anti-depressents because of all the stress and difficult child-related stuff?