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I Am Clinically Depressed

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    I just told my parents

    that I am clinically depressed. They were acceptive, and I found out that some people on my dad's side of my family have problems with depression, too. I am going to see my doctor this week to get some help. So, my advice to all the teens who are worried is to just do it. I left...
    mcurling mcurling 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 26, 2014

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    So I saw something that to be clinically

    depressed you have to have 5 out of 9 symptoms and have them persist for at least 2 weeks... I think I have 3 of them, with persistence being on and off a bit. So I guess I'm not technically clinically depressed, but it sure feels like it and it really wrecks havoc on my life...
    goodloot3 goodloot3 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 22, 2014

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    20 Years And Counting...

    Maybe 30 but i didn't realize until 20 years ago. I have gone through life with very low self esteem and up to a point people would say 'but you are great, you've got so much going for you'...Im not the person I was. I am tired and I am what i think i am. I have acted to reflect...
    dereksmalls dereksmalls 36-40 1 Response Oct 16, 2012

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    My Depression

    Hi, im 14 years old, i struggle with a lot of stuff, im medically diagnosed with depression since almost a year ago, and i take antidepressants every single morning, i also cut myself to feel better, it has become an addiction, i am bipolar, i am anorexic with bulimic tendences...
    ateenagegirl ateenagegirl 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 5, 2013

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    I'm Always Upset.

    But things are getting worse. I foudn out today that i'm super failing math. and i am behind on my science because i tried to catch up on my math. And my parents think i'm a disappointment. again.
    keke89 keke89 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 5, 2007

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    Depression: Low Self-esteem, Humilations And Public Ridicule

    I had three nervous breakdowns and is diagnosed as clinically depressed by a psychiatrist in our community. I literally became insane for three times with my mind out of the reality and immersed in fantasies. In these three breakdowns, i was literally insane; speaking and acting...
    fernan25 fernan25 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 7, 2010

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    HIV Diagnosis And Being Gay Are Too Much

    Many days I don't feel like doing a thing since my youth and life has been ruined by this disease, by this world I was brought into where people hate me for being gay, want me to die of AIDS for it, which is a terrible burden for my soul to carry. I hope someday soon I die in my...
    codycosmo codycosmo 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 5, 2013

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    Surrender

    I come from a broken home that appears to be perfect.i belong no where because i am unusual.i do not appear to be normal, and i have never met anyone like me.i push away those who seem to care about me,in fear of hurting them.i fear everything in life.i worry about every word i...
    Alightonthewater Alightonthewater 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 15, 2011

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    "tired"..................

    Im not sure where to start. I need to get things off my chest. I am a little depressed right now and have found that writting often helps. I am quite down at the moment and i am findin it really hard. I don't have any friends but one but i can't really turn to if im in trouble...
    Anto815 Anto815 46-50, F 1 Response Feb 22, 2011

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    Will The Depression Ever End?

    I've had depression for as long as I can remember, but wasn't officially diagnosed with it until seventh grade. I am seventeen now. Here is my story. My parents broke up when I was two and my mother married a man when I was about three and had my sister a year later. My step dad...
    aleshasummer aleshasummer 18-21, F Sep 7, 2013

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    One Thing After Another.

    I feel like I just can't catch a break. I am only 16, and I've been depressed since the beginning of 8th grade.  It started off with my mom. She was sort of bad at doing what she was supposed to do, like picking me up on time to go over to her house for the weekend (every...
    Karley Karley 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 3, 2008

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    Life doesn't mean **** to me,

    nothing means **** to me, I can't seem to find joy in anything, I feel useless, I feel like my life is as valuable as that of an insect, that I just bug people and serve no purpose in this world, that I'm meant to be alone forever and I feel like I deserve it. I feel so...
    AmJordi AmJordi 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    I Don't Like Life Anymore...

    Maybe I'm wrong. Maybe, just maybe, these feelings are all in my head or I'm having a bad nightmare that I have to wake up from-a nightmare that's lasted for more than 8 months. I realized I was depressed 9 months ago, when I asked people if it was possible to know by urself...
    lifesuxbigtime lifesuxbigtime 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 19, 2007

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    Things I Hate...

    Here are the things that I hate hate hate....................# Making my lunch when I go to university.# Brushing my teeth in the morning.# Eating breakfast, lunch, and dinner...OMG I hate foods! (except pizza)# Getting dressed up to go out.# Peeing when I'm at my university...
    LisbethTylerMorgan LisbethTylerMorgan 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 10, 2013

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    Recently I have moved into my mom's home

    and decided to leave my dad. We've never quite got along and I really just could not take anymore of it. My mom and I have been trying so hard to have him just sign over custody papers just so it's simple on everyone. I'll be 18 this December coming up. Basically just one more...
    observando observando 18-21, F Jan 15, 2014

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    Alone In A House Full Of People.

    If  only people would understand that I do not choose to be the way I am.  Depression is a hormonal imbalance in the brain.  At least that is what I have been told. My mother left me and my brother when we were just babies.  We never knew our father, so...
    daisysducky daisysducky 61-65, F Apr 4, 2010

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    A Quick Introduction, Probably The Same As All The Others.

    I've been in treatment for a little over 5 years, seeing a shrink, just drug therapy, on antidepressants for most of that time. At the time I started, I was crying every day. That went on for 8 months. I only missed a couple of days in that entire period. I should have asked for...
    atadir atadir 51-55, M 3 Responses Nov 1, 2011

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    Why Am I Trying?

    Every day the moments I spend faking a smile are appearing as an endless struggle now...Trying to appear ‘normal’, In some sort of way. It seems that the pain is always here with me and it hurt's to much to breathe...I know there’s been many who’ve had it worse than me...
    iPandaHero iPandaHero 16-17, F Sep 6, 2012

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    I am always sad and tired,

    want to end my misery. No one gives a **** about me which is fine. My dad's always working,moms got her own depression and she's grown tired of me, as she constantly reminds me. and my brothers dealing with his own ****. Can't focus on school always yelled at and told I'm...
    jojowillsaveyou jojowillsaveyou 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 29, 2014

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    When I'm Hurting I Get A Sick Pleasure From Indulging In Sadness

    Song lyrics are the main source of this. For all you out there who feel the same, here's one for the playlist. Grow Up And Blow Away By: Metric "Grow Up And Blow Away" Floating the room Two by two From the womb To the holiday There is no holiday First double-cross...
    mindgirl mindgirl 36-40, F Oct 22, 2012

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    "Struggling Musician"

    The joy I get from making and studying music vs. the frustration it brings... Personal and professional. I sometimes feel soo inadequate. My teacher tells me I'm good and people love my music, but I don't even know why people say I'm good when I just look at it all and it feels...
    bluetree88 bluetree88 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 2, 2013

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    I Found This

    I did not write it. It seems like I did. Exactly how I feel. So I copied and pasted. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ok, im a 13 year old girl and ive been suffering severe depression for over the last 2 or so years for...
    nomeatforshrimp nomeatforshrimp 16-17, F Jul 25, 2012

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    I've been dealing with this for over 10 years now, most of this time I have been in a dark hole. It went as far as me losing all hope and even forgetting who I am, who I used to be...
    lily449 lily449 18-21, F Mar 6

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    Does anyone have any experience with the antidepressant Brintellix?
    SeaOfMonsters SeaOfMonsters 26-30, F Mar 12

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    If you are suicidal, please get help if you can't find help within yourself. But, please, do not seek help from your teenage friends, especially if they struggle with their own...
    junipersun21 junipersun21 18-21, F Mar 12

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    i ve been depressed lonely most of my life its life been hard on me i have been battling anxiety loneliness i need people in same situation to talk help one another i am friendly...
    anonymousanonimo anonymousanonimo 46-50 2 hrs ago

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    Depression is the worst. Not because of what it feels like, but because I feel more judged as a depressed person. everyday, people say "today is depressing", "I feel so depressed...
    WeArePilots WeArePilots 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 5

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    I think I might be depressed. I have been in a lower mood than ever lately. I am shy, lonely, with no friends. I don't do anything except going to school and studying. I see...
    nowherewego nowherewego 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 9

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    If you have been feeling depressed and you are just tired of it and you want to be in peace, I invite you to surrender the war you have with depression. Our society judges...
    SatsangWithTathina SatsangWithTathina 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 10

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    I've been going through a really rough patch. I lost my job at the beginning of the year. I went on one interview, tried to remain hopeful, kept looking for work but not really...
    WildWoman25 WildWoman25 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 11

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    I'm at a mall, and I see soooo many people and it makes me sooo anxious and depressed. Anxious because I don't feel like I fit in and I feel like I stand out. I feel depressed...
    Thefightingangel Thefightingangel 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 13

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    I've been randomly feeling depressed since I was in the third grade. At least that's the earliest that I can remember, and remember vividly. I locked myself in my room and put a...
    Jaivous Jaivous 22-25, F Feb 27

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    I walk around with a smile. Joke around with everyone I know on campus. Though, no one knows that I'm depressed. No one truly understands and no one takes the time to actually see...
    DesignBlack DesignBlack 18-21, M 6 Responses Mar 2

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    So for the last few months my husband has been severely depressed. I've been on his side before, but never let others know about it. Plus it was way before him and I met. Not that...
    SecretScorpio12 SecretScorpio12 22-25, F Mar 3

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    when I'm feeling really depressed I listen to music and lately I've been listening to it constantly because it tends to help me. this time its not. I'm feeling extremely depressed...
    Imstillhere122 Imstillhere122 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 11

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    I think I am depressed. I am 16 years old and gosh do I feel like life is dragging on forever but also flying past my eyes. It all started last year. My family moved to...
    Rubyalexander Rubyalexander 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 11

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    Am 20 years old and lonely and depressed. Am a guy who is meant to have friends am tall handsome am a dancer and am loving to people i meet but i don't have any one. Have been...
    jamie1994 jamie1994 18-21 1 Response Mar 14

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    I don't FEEL depressed necessarily....but I've haven't been going to class. Sometimes I don't do any of my homework and never leave my dorm. Sometimes I can't get out of bed...
    inspirefyre inspirefyre 18-21, F Mar 18

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    Whenever I think deeply of this life , how it works and think of people , I always get back to rule #1:- Reality is depressing . and what makes us happy is our imagination or...
    Bash94 Bash94 18-21, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Everyone around me DOESNT seem to understand.. I told my friend "im getting 1,300 dollars im looking for a car-", without letting me finish what I was going to say he instantly...
    NotBiasedBAM NotBiasedBAM 18-21, M Feb 27

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    My weekend is ruined, my only joy, now i am depressed.
    Nobunaga88 Nobunaga88 26-30, M 4 Responses Feb 28

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    So yesterday I travelled back from Dublin to Eindhoven yesterday and after a while me and a really cute and beautiful girl caught sitting a few rows to the front on the other side...
    gomega98 gomega98 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 1

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    If anyone here is depressed, message me and I'll give you a way to contact me and we can talk.
    helppp4u helppp4u 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 1

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    The saddest thing about betrayal is, it doesn't come from enemies. I'm exhausted from trying to be stronger then what I feel. The only reason you won't let go of what is making...
    CheerleaderEm CheerleaderEm 16-17, F Mar 1