I just joined the forum today, so a little about myself, I am a 66 year old who has been diagnosed with chronic major depression. I have lived with this disease all my life it seems, at least as far back as I can remember. I spent almost 10 years in therapy, with many meds.( to no avail) I am pretty sure it something that will be with me the rest of my life. When I came to that realization, I decided to learn to live with it the best I could. The fact that I am still alive is proof that I have succeded somewhat. Because of the depression I now live alone as, my wife and kids have divorsed themselves from me. I don't blame them because a depressed person is very difficult to live with. I have a pet dog named Baby who is not bothered when I go into a depressed state and we get along great.