I have social anxiety and have had past depression, panic attacks, self harm and suicidal thoughts. I take Xanax as needed, but do not want to become dependent. It works extremely well for my anxiety but I only take .5 mg two or three times a week. I just gave birth a month ago and now have severe ppd. I have never had success with antidepressants (and the withdrawals were absolutely awful) and but I may need to consider something I can take more regularly. If anyone has been through this, I would so greatly appreciate any advice. My depression is very bad this time and coupled with anxiety. Thank you in advance.