Our expert says:
I wish docs would stop over-using Cipralex, especially as it is expensive, and much cheaper meds can be just as effective !
One needs to be on antidepressants for at least 2 to 3 weeks before one can get a good idea of how efective they will be, and sometimes it takes longer than that, and there are many alternatives to choose from.
Its sad that your bf has given up so quickly and easily, after 11 years together. There is absolutely no reason for you to feel guilty about having depression, which is absolutely not your fault. That's like blaming yourself for having blue eyes.
Why not arrange to attend a SADAG support group meeting ( maybe someone else can call and make the arangements for you, and even take you to the first meeting) ? I think you should soon find yourself comfortable among other people with similar problems, who will be sympathetic and understanding. If at first you don't fel like speakin, listen for a session or two, and then speak.
And read carefully the wise and kindly comments of Maria
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