I've suffered depression on and off for about 30+ years after suffering mental and physical abuse from my parents and ex husband. I've had counselling, last section was intense counselling for an hour a week for a year. I've suffered ill health for years emphysema etc. And been put on ESA only to fail the medical in December. I'm still waiting to hear about my reconsideration and been waiting since January. The SLUG who told me I had failed my medical, has undone all the good work that the counsellor had done and now I'm back at stage 1.