I was depressed for 3 years after I broke my foot, had surgeries, bu nothing ever fixed it. I was a black belt in taekwondo, was going to compete in that and hopefully gymnastics, and continue to a gymnastics school so I could prepare for Olympics.
My experience with therapy:
I got to vent my frustration a bit, and hear someone elses opionions. But I was anxious before, during and after them. The sessions seemed to be expensive daily fixes. And I was progressively getting worse.
How I was before Escitalopram:
Negative about everything, had suicidal thoughts, fantasies and schemes all day, I couldn't get away from them. I was paranoid about people spying on me, lost all my friends because of it (apart from 1 and my girlfriend who helpped me through it all). Angry/irritable at everyone. Secluded, didnt like people.
6 weeks on 10mg Escitalopram:
=] I feel great. Between my 3rd week and my 6th, I've had 2 suicidal thoughts. It seems to take away my negativity =] I can lead a normal life like before. Im still a bit shy around people, so my psych advised me to try 20mg daily for a few weeks to see if it changes. Ima try that, and if it clears up my remaining irritability around people, then great =]
The only 'problem' about my attitude now is not wanting to do things with family. Or go out much with anyone, except 2 or 3 people I trust, my cousin, brother and girlfriend.
My thoughts on Escitalopram:
I think its great! It really has helped me. I've heard different drugs work different for different people, well, all I'm saying is this one worked for me, and I hope you find one too hold in there !!