I reckon antidepressants are more likely to work when your life isn't too
bad, but you are suffering from depression anyway (due to past trauma, being stuck in a rut, wonky brain chemicals or whatever). If you are suffering from chronic stress or abuse, then antidepressants probably won't be strong enough to overcome the effects of that - and besides which, nobody should have to put up with humiliation, verbal abuse, etc. from the folks they live or work with.
I'm certainly not against antidepressants or lifestyle changes (in particular, enough sleep! if you are lucky enough to be able to sleep well, I envy you). But if somebody is at crisis point, or close to it, they need to get away from that first really. At least that's how it was for me. I know everyone is different.
Dx Crohn's in June 2000. (Yay )
Tried: 5-ASAs, azathioprine, 6MP, Remicade, methotrexate, Humira, diets.
1st surgery 20/2/13 - subtotal colectomy with end ileostomy.
2nd surgery 10/7/15 - ileorectal anastomosis. Stoma reversed and ileum connected to the rectum.
Current status: Chronic flare. Do I have any other kind?
Current meds: 50mg 6MP; Entyvio (started 3/11/16)