I'm not sure if this is where I should be posting this, but it seems to fit my problem best. I went to a doctor a few years ago because I was feeling down a lot. She did a bunch of tests with me, and diagnosed me as bipolar. She gave me lamictal (sp?) for it and told me I'd feel better in a few weeks. Well after a month of being on it, my boyfriend at the time broke up with me and I felt so horrible that I got drunk and SH. I went back and told my doctor about it and she redid the tests and told me I wasn't bipolar exactly, but that my depression and manic episodes were caused by events in my life. Lately, since my mother moved to a different continent to teach English, I've been feeling down and doing some not-so-smart things. I'm wondering if it would be worth my time and money to go back to my doctor and get anti-depressants or if I should just ride this out. It's a pretty big change in my life and I'm lost right now.