^^ I didn't have to do a blood test before my doctors put me on medication. We are currently still looking for the right medication to deal with my depression; since everyone reacts different to different medication. I've tried Celexa [Gave me suicidal thoughts], Prozac [ I felt no benefit and the side effects were fustrating] and am currently starting Zolof [I'm hoping this is the right one, getting tired of trying new medication]. I restarted therapy and I see no point at the moment.. Things still feel hopeless for me. [It took me several years to find the courage to seek treatment] To TP: You're not alone! I've had depression since childhood and I still can't tame it but I am still able to hide it from those around me. I can relate to being overly sensitive; although it has distanced me from others! Sorry about all the trouble you have had in the past year.