Life gets me down from time to time but never for long, however, after my first child was born i am certain I had post partum depression for about a week. This Depression was very different and strange as it seemed to come from with in not from anything in my environment. I was happy about the baby and couldn't mesh how I was feeling with what was happening in my life. It was weird and made me want to jump out of my skin and get away from it, but I couldn't. It went away on it's own. Years later when my daughter turned 15 she came to me and told me she thought she was depressed. She too expressed that there was no reason for it she just couldn't enjoy anything going on around her and felt like she wanted to kill herself. It also made her angry frustrated and she didn't always process information correctly when she would get upset. I spent many a day thinking she needed tougher discipline when in fact she was sick. She now has it under control with Lexipro. She is 100% well on the meds. I also think that you can be depressed by getting stuck in a bad situation in life that you just can't shake. A depression from bad things in your environment. How do you feel, do you think there are two kinds of depression, one from within and one from the environment. When I read about this illness and talk to doctors i don't seem to hear anyone who understands it like my daughter and I experienced it. They always seem to mesh the depression with the environment. Which may very well be the case for many people. I am actively trying to understand this illness that many in my family have been afflicted with and welcome the discussion.