I want the tenor of this post to be simple and matter-of-fact.
One of the people in the ERJ circle suffers from Major Depression and Anxiety Disorder. They went off their meds about a year ago. They flushed their meds down the toilet. They scraped along, with ups and downs, for most of a year.
They scraped along until just before Christmas. Then it was a train wreck.
The ERJ domicile is a repository of a small amount (about 4 days worth) of the SSRI the patient was taking. I will be "hanging out" with the patient and make sure they take three of those doses. And then we will visit a doctor bright-and-early Monday. At least that is the plan.