Just wanted to pop in and say glad to see you here again. We're practically neighbors - we just drove through San Jose a few days ago.
I can't give you any feedback on anti-depressants. I react strongly to most meds, so I think that I would be afraid to try them.
I guess that it's a good thing that I'm an eternal optimist!
Stay in touch and good luck.
I've been taking anti-depressants for several years and they help me a lot. As for over the counter meds, my doctor is supposed to help with mild to moderate depression but it takes anywhere from several weeks to a few months to work and may interact with other meds - both prescription and herbals.