What a great site this is, have felt not as alone when reading others posts. Has anyone an answer as to a question probably quite impossible but worrying me sick. Do depressive episodes get worse with age? I have felt quite low since Easter and have started meds, but am 'haunted' by previous episodes (7 in total), thinking I am destined to be like this for the rest of my life. I have a professional job and 3 children and can't stop ruminating on this..... I am 38, have suffered episodes since age 16.