Posted by viridis on November 22, 2002, at 23:37:27
In reply to B.T.W. Franz, posted by Gabbix2 on November 22, 2002, at 12:15:25
As others have pointed out, a lot seems to depend on whether you're anxious because you're depressed or depressed because you're anxious. I realize the distinction usually isn't that clear-cut and the two tend to go hand-in-hand, but for me it's definitely anxiety (and the resulting insomnia, lack of appetite, low confidence, etc.) that propels me into episodes of deep depression.
Klonopin and Xanax (but not Valium) are powerful antidepressants for me, whereas the "real" antidepressants I've tried (especially SSRIs) are awful at even the lowest doses. But for some people I know, SSRIs etc. have worked miracles. It's a very individual thing.