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I Am Clinically Depressed

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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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    "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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    "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

    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 2 Responses Aug 18

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    I'm having one of the really bad days, I've tried everything to feel better. But I can't smile for more that a couple of seconds. The pain hits me again, hard!! It hurt so bad that...
    Lily449 Lily449 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    I haven't visited this page much these last two days, mainly because I moved and the packing, actual move and then unpacking has been taking all of my time. My mood hasn't been any...
    Lily449 Lily449 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 27

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    It's in the middle of the night, and once again I can't sleep.. I've taken my meds, and they're suppose to make me sleepy.. but I'm wide awake.. I feel so low, and am listening to...
    Lily449 Lily449 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 29

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    I'm having one of my worse day, for the first time in months I completely broke down, I couldn't stop crying loudly for maybe 20 min. My sister tried to calm me down, but wasn't...
    Lily449 Lily449 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 31

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    For all of you fighting this, I'm one of you, I write a blog, on how I fight my everyday life.. How I cope with being a full time student and at the same time fighting depression...
    Lily449 Lily449 18-21, F Sep 7

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    One of these days my ******* ***** of a mother is gonna push me too far and that'll be the end of me
    suicideDepression suicideDepression 13-15, M 1 Response Sep 7

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    For all of you fighting this, I'm one of you, I write a blog, on how I fight my everyday life.. How I cope with being a full time student and at the same time fighting depression...
    Lily449 Lily449 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    I always wonder why thing have to be so hard for me, well of course I would not compare to anyone else. Just feel like to wrote something to express my feeling these years. Can...
    Steve2186 Steve2186 26-30, M 2 hrs ago

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    Hello, About 2 weeks ago I was diagnosed with depression, though I would say I have been depressed for a few months it has really got me to a point where I need to write this...
    guethary guethary 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 28

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    so i just feel like ranting. Been sick for about 5 years now with ME and feel like total **** every day too exhausted to do anything super depressed it just feels like its never...
    imtiredwastaken imtiredwastaken 16-17, M 2 Responses Aug 26

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    I am 38 year old single i am feeling depressed since my childhood. Now everyday of my is more depressed and i am looking as end of life. Each night i am taking sleeping pills and...
    amarindersingh amarindersingh 36-40, M 4 Responses a week ago

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    Don't even know why i am doing this, but here it goes. I am 22 year old guy, who had his share of sorrow trough most of my life. My first memories as child are of my grandfather...
    TheLostSoulTravaler TheLostSoulTravaler 22-25, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    I hear people tell me I'm pretty on this website but not in my real life. I get called ugly, fat, a looser and so much more. Even if I actually was pretty(I'm not) it wouldn't...
    bellsmarrie bellsmarrie 18-21, F 6 Responses 5 days ago

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    I try to tell my friends what it's like to be depressed but unless they have been themselves they don't understand. It's just so hard to explain unless you've been there. I think...
    crookedteethteen crookedteethteen 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I always thought that I am an unemotional person who doesn't get too sad or depressed with whatever happens. But, recently all this changed with an incident where I hurt a person...
    amiabadguy amiabadguy 22-25, M 2 Responses 1 day 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 1 Response Aug 17

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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 Aug 17

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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 Aug 20

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    "Depression is a choice" that is what i realised when i was depressed . You can use to be depressed or make things better is all up to you
    keij10307 keij10307 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 22

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    I've been so deeply depressed as though I have lost all hope of anything I thought I wanted life. I feel numb and helpless as though I don't know what the meaning of life is...
    gongetit121 gongetit121 26-30, F Aug 23

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    Just in case something happens to me... Been depressed for: two years Symptoms of depression: >loss of interests: music and playing the flute (last year) >there are some days when...
    mokona95 mokona95 18-21, F Aug 23

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    I have been depressed like always and I tried to make myself feel better and I couldn't and a lot of things that are not ok crossed my mind suicide/cutting and I curled up in a...
    joshjudgment joshjudgment 13-15, M 2 Responses Aug 27

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    Im not saying im completely depressed all the time, but i know that even when im happy ill always be sad.. y'know? It's like im not meant to be happy... I get into depressed states...
    Gallobaby Gallobaby 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 1

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    Today I had to run the mile in gym while on my period. Which as you can imagine was fantastic. My entire body aches. I find it hard to tell if it is from physical activities or my...
    BlueSailboat BlueSailboat 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 3

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    I have been depressed before~ People I knew had cancer 2 died 1 is surviving 1my grandma -died 2my friend -died 3 my mum -lived I was depressed The first time is when I found...
    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 5

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    I feel like nobody gives an effing **** about me. That nobody cares about me, nobody notices me, nobody wants to talk to me, that everybody hates me, that everybody talks about me...
    gotohell227 gotohell227 13-15, F 4 Responses Sep 7

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    Hi, I'm a 29 year woman who has been depressed since I was 12 for many reasons, the main is that I'm ugly. I live and 3rd world country that I hate, I had many family problems...
    MinekoChan MinekoChan 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 7

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