I have thought alot about getting on medication, for depression. I have tried it in the past, but for very short periods of time to the point where it wouldn't be effective. I have all the common symptoms, inattentiveness, socially withdrawn, irritability, etc. For those that have been on medication for a healthy amount of time, does it help? And by how much? Can a pill help ease a profound depression, because I am in the middle of a hellish case of the blues. It's not temporary, well, not really, as the depression keeps coming back. I wouldn't say I'm bipoler, as I usually go between two states: low and lower, at best apathetic. Any insight would be appreciated.