My addiction specialist, also a psychiatrist, said that I had likely been clinically depressed for
a long time and
used drugs and
alcohol to cover it up. I started taking antidepressants then and continued on them until3 years ago when I decided I was cured. Alas, I turned to Vicodin again. And, now I'm on Cymbalta, which I started 3 months ago, befor
e I quit Vicodon/Norco/Oxy and went on Sub. I'm doing much better on the antidepressants. You may want to try St.