I am new to this site, but have found it to be educational, enlightening and calming. I have dealt depression for 20 years, with panic disorder for 10 years, and anxiety all of my life. My spouse doesn't understand, nor does he seem interested. My children (ages 25 and 18) have been life savers. Its such a revelation to read about the events and happenings in other peoples' lives - makes it seem more normal, not so freakish. I have moderate knowledge of the medical field, but I read fiendishly and study meds, conditions and results. I don't search the web because that only confuses me and creates more questions than answers. This site offers hope, answers and compassion. Thanks.