OK so I am 54, past menopause, unemployed and struggling with health problems. So about 7 months ago, for first time in my life, my doctor puts me on a low does of antidepressant. Today he showed me a two page letter from my HMO asking him if he really thought I needed the drug. It said that most people only need anti depressants for 7 months. I say that is crap. If he wants me to continue he has to certify that I need the medication. For some reason that aggavates me to no end. I don't think they give a crap about me, I think antidepressants are costing them a fortune and they are trying to get people off them by nefarious means.