Welcome to HW! I also have GAD and was diagnosed with depression some years ago. I was on Zoloft for 12 years and didi pretty well! Then in Jan. of 2006 the GAD came back with a vengeance and thru researching the problem MYSELF, it seemed that the Zoloft had "pooped out" as ADs can eventually do. The pdoc I was seeing at the time added Wellbutrin XL to augment my Zoloft... BIG MISTAKE!!! The Wellbutrin made me more anxious than ever! I was in a living he**! I tossed the Wellbutrin out and said I'd never take it again. Now I'm not saying that because I had a bad experience with it that you will too, but it does not generally help anxiety. The ADs common for anxiety are ones like Zoloft, Lexapro, Effexor, Paxil (which I am now on) and a few more. A pdoc I am now seeing (tossed the other pdoc along with the Wellbutrin!! He was a cold-hearted person) was NOT suprised to hear my experience with Wellbutrin. Do your research online and you'll be able to read all about
it's uses. When I was first diagnosed with GAD and depression, it took a while for the meds to kick in. I was on zoloft and xanax. After my anxiety started to wane, so did my depression. I believe that the two feed off of each other. It is possible that if your anxiety was relieved, your depression would follow suit. Now PLEASE understand that I am only talking about
my own personal experience. I would never say that what was good or bad for me is going to necessarily prove true in others' cases. I wish you the best!