You can add me to the list of people who were damaged from anti depressants. For the first year of being sick, my GP had me convinced that I was depressed. He said "you know sometimes we are depressed and don;t even know it-I'll put you on anti depressants and in a couple of weeks you will feel good as new" That little sentence started my slip sliding into an abyss that took me over two years to get off of. By that time, I was so sick with ME that the specialist I finally went to said that he can put me on his protocol but, he doubts it will help me because I should have come to him way earlier and before it became too severe. Of course, his protocol didn't help as many other treatments.