A couple of articles appeared in the New York Times 9 Women on their experiences with antidepressants andThinking Beyond the ‘Chemical Imbalance’ Theory of Depression. These articles highlight that antidepressants are really only a piece of the puzzle. Few people suffer from truly congenital deficiencies in serotonin. While I know from personal experience they can help severe depression, there are very few stories of people moving on with a higher quality of life without some sort of talk therapy. If you want to move on beyond just medicating there are some things we should talk about.