This discipline in the practice of medicine is truly a “practice”, and the fact that any drug therapy or psychotherapy works is an exercise in the unknown. I’ve been dealing with depression/anxiety for over 30 years, a genetic gift from a parent. I have tried too many medications than I wish to enumerate, some worked, others recently put me on the brink of Suicide. I have had psychotherapy with pastoral counselors, psychologists , social workers and psychiatrists. The benefits are all over the board. We have humans, dealing with humans, and the human brain is neither predictable or understood. I’m doing the best I can, and it is not bad as I write this. I am 71 years old. I will do what I can. I am convinced that only the end of my normal cycle of life will afford me the peace which has been so elusive in my life. Heaven help those who are stifled by the societal stigma, the money to get help, or a condition which doesn’t let them know there is an issue to begin with.