I am 21 years old with a 6 month old daughter. About six weeks after my little girl was born, I started experiencing what I refer to as "melt-downs." Small trivial things would frustrate me and then after seemingly no time at all my emotions would escalate through the roof! I'd become so angry/upset/sad that I would pull out my hair, scratch my face leaving noticeable scratch marks, punch walls (bruising my knuckles and swelling up my fists) etc. This episodes would happen randomly and almost for no reason. ALSO, prior pregnancy I NEVER became so angry as to hurt myself or punch things. I have never struggled with anger problems. Recently I noticed a pattern. On days that I would dive into my bible and keep my eyes on Jesus, these melt-downs would not happen. On days that I would become caught up with life (the busyness of it) and give in to my flesh and not deliberately spend time with God..on these days I have my melt-downs. SO. Heres my question to anyone interested in answering: Should I be taking anti-depressants or not? My family wants me to, I feel like I shouldnt have to be dependent upon an addictive drug when I have the Holy Spirit inside of me. I HAVE been prescrbed an anti-depressant by my doctor. I took it for a month. During that month I had no melt-downs BUT I was a zombie. Emotionless. I also want to mention that I have never had any thoughts or feelings to hurt my daughter or anyone else. Nor have I considered suicide. So..what do you all think?