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I Am Clinically Depressed

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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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    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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    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 16-18, F 2 Responses Aug 19, 2007

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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

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    Just Diagnossed Today

    I met with a counselor 2 hours ago, and she diagnossed me as being clinically depressed. Next stage in life I guess, it took me years of feeling like crap and constantly beating myself on the inside before picking up the phone to make the appointment. She wants me to call my dr...
    nscappoose nscappoose 41-45, M 5 Responses Aug 23, 2012

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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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    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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    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 2 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'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 16-18, F 2 Responses Dec 5, 2007

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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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    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 16-17, F Jan 15

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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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    "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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    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 2 Responses Jul 5, 2013

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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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    Listener Here

    If you have stuff you want to talk about or vent about, feel free to contact me. I usually am the listener in my crowd and don't mind it. I tend to really want to hear people's stories and experiences.No judgments. I am also pretty open minded so there won't be much that I find I...
    Sowyfeil Sowyfeil 31-35, F Jun 19, 2013

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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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    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 13-15, F Jul 25, 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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    Related Experiences

    I have severe bipolar depression which means I'll have my extreme happy or clam moments when I feel like nothing's wrong and then something little will happen that will make me...
    DarkRun421 DarkRun421 16-17, F Jul 23

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    I was diagnosed with depression when I was 16, but since I refused to talk to a anybody back then I wasn't diagnosed as bipolar until a couple of months ago when I broke down. I am...
    Lily449 Lily449 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Lamictal ! Just had a great meeting with my Doc. Was only diagnosed about 2 months ago with bipolar 2 and put on lamictal 50mg.. And she upped it to 100mgs. Hopeful and...
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M Jul 24

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    My depression started early on, in elementary school when the bullying got bad and I had not even one person to turn to. I got diagnosed with severe depression at 13, the...
    morticiamortal morticiamortal 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I've been "sad" since I was very little. I guess it's because I could see the way the world really was. I've been clinically depressed since I was 10 and I think I'll always just...
    E991010 E991010 13-15, F Jul 22

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    I've been depressed since 7th grade and i'm a junior now..My depression will be the bane of my existence. It goes away making me think i'm better but when I least expect it...it...
    Mackieboo Mackieboo 16-17, F 3 hrs ago

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    About 2 years ago, a friend of mine started becoming very self conscious. Her self esteem lowered to the size of a grain of rice. I tried so many times to talk to her, to help her...
    mcrlegacy mcrlegacy 13-15, F 2 hrs ago

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    I'm 16 years old & a genderfluid (born female) teen. I have battled clinically diagnosed depression since I was 11 years old. My depression as far as not being diagnosed was when I...
    spaceghosts spaceghosts 16-17, T Jul 23

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    I'm mad depressed like I haven't been this depressed in a few months, I want to relapse and if you don't know what that is w.e. I doubt ppl will read this so if you do and don't...
    FamousLastWordsMCR FamousLastWordsMCR 13-15, F 5 Responses Jul 24

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    I have been depressed for at least the last 3-4 years. My parents want me to get over my depression and take medication (Zoloft), but to be completely honest, I like being...
    LaurenHarris LaurenHarris 13-15, F Jul 31

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    I came home this summer to get away from my own home. To actually try and function with my parents. The first 14 days went okay. After that I was miserable. Depressed. Anxious...
    Skywalker1979 Skywalker1979 31-35, M Aug 13

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    My mother tried to help me get of my depression by making me feel guilty for having it. "Everyone has it harder then you, I don't see why you're so depressed," and, "If you knew...
    louistoblerone louistoblerone 18-21, M 3 Responses Aug 7

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    It's really sad with all the money and fame that he still felt bad enough that he didn't want to live anymore. He was a well loved celebrity. Goes to show you that true depression...
    455cargirl 455cargirl 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 11

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    I'm not sure if I'm just feeling depressed or If I actually am. But I just need to write my feelings and thoughts right now because I can express myself on here and ONLY here...
    Faithlovee Faithlovee 16-17, F Jul 27

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    I don't even know if I'm depressed. I don't know what I feel. I just feel.... Nothing. It's like I don't feel what I should be feeling, I feel less than what everyone else does...
    project46 project46 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    I've had periods in life where I would have deep connections/conversations with good friends, girlfriends, relatives, and feel absolutely confident and social. However I would...
    afinechap afinechap 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 26

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    so theres this girl that use to be in my group, ill name her allie (not her real name). any who on her birthday party she was super happy, but she invited a girl she liked who was...
    brownzugar brownzugar 16-17, M Jul 30

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    Not sure where to start with this one. I dated my high school sweetheart for 4 years. I was head over heels; however, we were forced to break up because I was moving across the...
    livingwallflower livingwallflower 18-21, F Jul 31

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    I don't want to remember the past. I wish that I could live in the moment and not have all my hash memories to hold me back in daily activities. I have so much to be grateful for...
    notokayrightnow notokayrightnow 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 1

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    I recently started paying more attention to the music, the movies, the shows that interest her. Everything she intakes is straight depression. Hell i'm depressed at times and it...
    Workoutguy720 Workoutguy720 26-30, M 4 Responses Aug 7

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    I feel utterly depressed, because I do feel lonely most of the time. I think it began when I had a disagreement with my parents 2 years ago. I tried writing a letter which I have...
    Sara600 Sara600 56-60, F Aug 10

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    My husband cheated on me a year ago and I actually had to watch him walk around with this girl. He begged me to stay once I was ready to leave. So I did then I found out I was...
    Lifegetsya Lifegetsya 22-25, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    im depressed. i hate the world i hate my parents i hate everything all i do is cut and i have nearly completly blocked out the social world. and all i do is sit in dark corners and...
    phobicnightmare phobicnightmare 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    Today i think i'm having a depression mood swing. I have this summer assignment that i basically have to get done in 1 day or else i have go to the lake with my step-mom where i...
    a1uM1nuM448 a1uM1nuM448 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    I'm not usually depressed, but right now I'm in such a depressed mood. :(
    ShimmerSquirrels13 ShimmerSquirrels13 22-25, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    I don't know what happiness is. Some say that love is what makes you happy, but I've never been loved. Some say that money, but I don't have any money. Some say that God, but I...
    DeniedWings DeniedWings 18-21, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Dont ask me why i am depressed, the answer wouldnt tell anything. Nobody understands me. I live for others, work like a freak for my family and i dont even have romantic love! I...
    angel8i angel8i 31-35, F Jul 23

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    I have a lot of motives for being a depressed and a **** human being... i just cant help myself of getting out of this situation, i lie to my mom everyday telling her that i'm ok...
    nahmr nahmr 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 23

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