Hi, I am 55 and male. Married and teenage son.
I have been experiencing a bout of depression for about 5-6 weeks now. I have gone through a similar period back about 5 years ago but the more I reflect on this I see lifelong patterns of both depression and anxiety. My single father was alcoholic and I felt near constant fear as a child. During my serious bout 5 years ago I began taking 5mg of an SSRI called cipralex and found good results... declared myself healthy and weaned off them. Two and a half weeks ago I was prescribed the same dose of the same SSRI hard to say if there is a change yet but does feel like light at the end of the tunnel.
Are others here on a similar SSRI? Thanks for any and all feedback.