Personally, I love the 2nd wave of serotonin when I awake in the morning that I get from Prozac. Dr. says it's time release. I must be serotonin deficient big-time. Prozac gives me the right balance to keep from falling apart during the day and to be able to carry on with my life.
Don't get me wrong, the meds in and of themselves do not provide a 'cure' for depression. It's a neurological disorder and therapy gives you the tools to make improvements in your outlook towards your life. I've been dealing with this since my early 30's, now mid 50's. The worst is when people think there is no reason for the depression - to others my life might appear to be perfect and at times, it is. Even people with all the reason in the world to feel good about themselves and their life can be affected by depression. Depression doesn't discriminate. Depression doesn't care about your net worth or marital status.
If you don't deal with depression head on the results can be disastrous. The previous generation would never have thought of seeing a therapist or discussing medication. They drank.