I am 44 years old and have suffered from severe depression since age 6, at which age I can remember being suicidal. I also have PTSD and Borderline Personality Disorder. I have been on anti-depressants for many years, having tried quite a few. I had 17 ECT treatments about ten years ago and have been in and out of the hospital over 30 times in the last ten years. I keep searching for hope, but feel that this is something I will have to deal with all of my life. What do you think?
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Thank you vphrog for your question.
We think you'll get the answer to your question in the Living With Depression section of our OnCall+ Depression site.
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If you are in crisis, the National Suicide Prevention Hotline phone number is 1-800-273-TALK (8255).