I was put on lamictal starting today the 10th. I am not bi-polar, just got off lithium which I took for 17 years, was ready to stop it. I had severe clinical depression lost a year of my life to this, had nineteen shock treatments with no help. I have been on many anti-depressants over the years some helped awhile then stopped. I was put on Lithium to boost meds I was put on by a facility I was admitted too. Today my life is okay two grown kids, I motivate and have a job at a hospital but still feel tired and not happy most of the time. I take at this time lamictal and clonazepam. Hope Lamictal will gradually be a miracle drug to push me to enjoy life.