im seventeen and have an older sister with downs. she is twenty seven. she is recently comming off anti-depressant medication which she took for over a year. going through depression with natalie was very difficult for the entire family. she refused to eat, had constant insomnia, incredible tantrums and we had to teach her to use the toilet all over again. the change in her was intense. she is a very bright young lady. she has a wicked sense of humor that catches all of us off guard. she is sociable and very smart. she can read and write fairly decently and loves to draw. her artwork is magnificant. she currently holds a government sponsered job and attends a workshop during the week with other mentally disabled adults. she's slowly coming around again. she is back to taking care of herself and definately has her appetite back (she loves to eat). although i love my sister immensely, there have been a lot of ups and downs. i hope to learn from other's experiences and share my own.