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Peg - I think you have an outstanding answer and an excellent strategy! I think meds are very appropriate at times (after a severe illness 7 years ago, my physician asked me as I was recuperating if I thought I was depressed,and I said "yes". After starting my meds and staying on them for two years, I decided early in my therapy I had been depressed most of my adult life! LOL!)

I'm a dentist by profession, but have to deal with a lot of these issues with my patients. I have several good friends that are psychologists as well, and I think you have hit upon the KEY strategy for long term "anti-depression" which is "Find something that ignites the fire in your belly, and stick with it!" All of the other things you mentioned are critical as well, but finding a passion (no matter how silly or insignificant it may appear to others) in life I think changes the frame of reference for our outlook on life.

Just my 2 cents.... Greg
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