I’m so sorry you two are going through this. Thank you for sharing what you’ve learned, so others can benefit.
Coming up with a scale to communicate is one I hadn’t heard of before. It’s a great suggestion. (some people have trouble expressing themselves when depressed. others just don’t like to talk about how they’re feeling, but might be more comfortable with the code)
Also, high-five for doing the research and linking out to citations.
If you hadn’t, I wouldn’t have read the description of, “Zoloft’s miserably depressed, and presumably serotonin deficient, ovoid creature.”