How can people possibly predict the outcome of depression? ''It'll get better'' is based purely on hope. No medical tests or investigations can give answers like they can for a medical condition. Do people look at the statistics? Depression is one of, if not THE, most major cause of suicide. I was told in2004 that I'd do well on the medication. Why do people offer optimism? As for the helpful antidepressants. Well, how much scientific research has actually been done on these drugs? Am I the only one who doesn't like the idea of these psychotropic drugs altering chemicals in my brain? Nobody is certain what causes depression, or mental illness. So it's basically touch and go. Take the pills and hope for the best.