Does anyone here consider themselves to be cured from depression? I ask because I am starting to think that in some cases it is just chronic and you just suffer through the cycles and hope you make it out alive each time. If you are, can you say how long you have been depression-free and what worked for you and what worked the most/best? Also has anyone tried ECT? I've been reading up on it and I am very interested in trying it...in the future. It seem safe and effective, and with perhaps even less side effects than medication.