Hello, I am new to the forum. This is my first post and I am wondering if anyone else has this problem. I have been having a severe spell of depression every 4 years, began when I was about 25 and I'm now 55. However, in the last little bit, it has hit me in 2009 and again now. I have seen several different psych in the past with no relief from the meds. Have tried all the SSRIs and combinations and some of the older tricyclic ones. I do not have any episodes of mania. I just can't drag myself out of bed and I am so miserable. So, when the depression is over, I am fine and my normal self. By the way, I do not have any health insurance now (and not much money). Also, there seem to be no triggers to my spells. I have not had anything bad happen to me in my lifetime. I am just wondering if anyone else has had this sort of problem?