We have had Tiffany under both Allopathic and Holistic/hoemeopathic people, she takes all the Vitamin supplements esp the B groups, her diet is excellant, perfected over the years of care and concern, she asts organic mostly, she has seen weight control people in both sides of the fence. her depression is considered to be an heriditary one, her father also suffers from severe clinical depression which was only diagnosed in his 30's. My greatest fear would be that in a desperate moment when her continous period, her weight and her depression collide on a bad day she may impulsively try to resolve her situation by opting out of life...........suicide! I am always aware of this, not at the front of my mind, I don't dwell on it, it is just an aweness to pick up on something out of kilter [I hope] The thryoid connection is interesting, I will mention this to her alternative therapist when she is next in Christchurch. Thank you everybody.