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I Am Highly Functional When Not Depressed

Depression...Disassociate...depersonalize 208 People

    When Not Depressed...

    I don't get overwhelmed by the mere thought of doing a load of dishes or laundry. I get up, I get out, I play, I have fun, I work hard. I can function socially, and fairly well. ... I wish I wasn't depressed most of the time.
    Elwing Elwing 31-35, F May 19, 2008

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    Yep...

    I'm depressed right now...  Have to work, can't focus, don't have the energy, just want to sleep.  All I can think about is what's depressing me and I can't think of anything else. It's like bricks weighing me down.   Although apparently I'm a really creative...
    NorthernStar NorthernStar 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 20, 2009

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    You Can Say That Again...

    When I'm not depressed, I'm energetic and on top of things. I'm not ashamed to say that I'm depressed more often than not.
    Ichilicious Ichilicious 22-25, M Aug 12, 2011

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    So We Have to Keep Our Spirits Up!

    I'm not doing  Christmas this year so....I'll get me some good foos the day before and get me some DVD's..UNPLUG my phone...and the day will go quickly...Its just one day...I'll watch midnight mass in Rome with the Pope...and that will be that!...Then I get ready and look...
    csan csan 61-65, F Dec 22, 2007

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    For the Most Part

    I'm not as functional as i would like to be ... I would love to be able to clean my whole house in one day Like immaculately  clean my house !!! But  Then i think sometimes im being  too hard  on myself ... but then i dont know ..  im too retentive ...
    starstruck2xtrme starstruck2xtrme 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 17, 2007

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    So People I'm In This Department Because...

    I need the support of my fellow friends with this our problem..I seem to be doing okay,,,but I see signs of another episode..I STARTED TAKING 2 WELLBUTRIN everyday..My  psych said I could if I needed. I hae been ANXIOUS< DEPRESSED> ANGRY all of these things and my...
    csan csan 61-65, F Dec 14, 2007

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    I Have Too Many Groups...

    I start a story and before I know it I have a group, i CANNOT KEEP UP!....I think all of us should  just go to the DEPRESSION  GROUP, WHAT DO YOU THINK. I WOULD LIKE TO CLOSE THIS GROUP UNLESS SOMEONE ELSE WANTS TO TAKE OVER MANAGING IT?
    csan csan 61-65, F Mar 17, 2008

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    Welcome Everyone - Thanks For Your Stories !

    I have to apologize, because I'm just realizing that there are others now joining our group.  For a while it was only me. This Summer I had a longer that usual 'episode' and I was no use to anyone including my self..From August- beginning of October, this was longer than...
    csan csan 61-65, F Nov 17, 2007

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    Today I Cried...

    I went to my Pain and Wellness, Thursday group and I went there feeling happy because I finally think I'll;l soon be able to correspond with my Mother (that's another story)..But The group leader was just talking about good stuff..and I just had all these tears I could not keep...
    csan csan 61-65, F Dec 7, 2007

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    Revelations And Learning To Hope!!!

    I'll never again feel the comfort of joy. Isolated from the freedom of laughter. I have a revelation. I don't need to be happy All I had done in my bleak past was wish for a less bleak furture. This quedt for eternal peace is no longer needed in this tormented mind of mine. It...
    Anto815 Anto815 46-50, F Nov 29, 2010

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    Yes. ...

    Yes. Actually, I have noticed that I become not so much creative, but able to express creativity better when I am not depressed and I tend to lean more towards a thirst for knowledge because I can actually focus I find.
    Andariel Andariel 22-25, F May 19, 2008

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    To All Member of the Group

    I am Just realizing that every time I tell a story I start a group if there is no group already started on the topic...So I apologize for not checking on everyone's story. It is wonderful to see the support of others with this same  problem. You may have been told that you...
    csan csan 61-65, F 3 Responses Nov 17, 2007

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    Hi All...i'm Doing Okay & Trying to Be Positive...

    My episode this Summer was the worse I've had in ages..It lasted long,,,and I was completely 'depersonalized' whatever psych term that is..I know I had disassociation, and I shut down..stayed in bed etc,etc...Bills PILE up,,then late fees to pay... Anyway..I'm trying to journal...
    csan csan 61-65, F 4 Responses Nov 28, 2007

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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 11 hrs ago

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    I hate that feeling when I sad but I have no idea why I am sad. I just hate it because than it makes me think about my whole life and it gets me even more depressed :(
    AnaBanana19 AnaBanana19 18-21, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    This girl at my school ALWAYS acts depressed! Her mom was raped at 14 years old and that's how she was born. She tells me all the time that she feels like a mistake because she...
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    Alone. I just want to get this off my chest. Maybe I'll feel better I doubt that. I am heavily depressed, going on a year now. After 37 years of marriage we separated two years...
    GAAlone GAAlone 56-60, M 2 Responses Jul 13

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    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 9 hrs ago

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    I feel like my whole life is falling down around me. I'm just going through so much stuff right now that it makes it hard to sleep which makes me lethargic when I work and upset...
    wishiwasamillionaire wishiwasamillionaire 18-21, F 9 hrs ago

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    i wish i had the energy to talk more... the only time i talk a lot is when im w my friends and that's not very often.
    idkhby idkhby 13-15, F 9 hrs ago

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    I have always felt that I experience more emotional pain than others, but I used to think of this as a character flaw rather than an inborn trait. When I was in middle school, I...
    kaylie2323 kaylie2323 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    So, I thought I had this as one of my experiences. Only in a couple ways am I highly sensitive. I came across one way again tonight with these dang dogs that we have. One of...
    AlwaysPersevere71 AlwaysPersevere71 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 4

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    Honestly I just don't know anymore every time I try to be positive on life things just go bad again. Every since 7th grade things haven't been all that but things didn't really get...
    XFallingAngelX XFallingAngelX 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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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...
    Littlewallflowerx Littlewallflowerx 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    I know this sinking feeling anywhere. It's happening again. I've been depressed most of my teenage years. I have plenty of ups, but there are always downs that follow close behind...
    LettersToTheSky LettersToTheSky 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    honestly what is there to say but I'm depressed i wake up depressed go to sleep depressed i cry myself to sleep i can give other people advice but i can't take my own advice! i...
    breebreet breebreet 13-15, F Jul 4

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    Think it's about time I post this :S. Please do not judge me this is veryyyyyyyyy hard for me. I know it's long sorry ha. About 2 years ago when I was 13/14 (underage and a minor...
    lela201465 lela201465 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 7

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    I wrote this poem when I was depressed one night. I was 13 when I wrote this and it has been stuck in a folder for 3 years. I want to share it with someone so here goes nothing...
    AnArtistsPrayer AnArtistsPrayer 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 15

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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...
    ImNotOkayWhyCantYouSeeThat ImNotOkayWhyCantYouSeeThat 13-15, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    From the beginning of this year I knew I had my work cut out for me. But I didn't know how hard it would truly be. I go to a Private school, we have a small amount of students at...
    rachelharperr rachelharperr 13-15, F Jul 6

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    it hits me at the most random times lately, i guess depression isn't made to come when convenient, it just happens. i feel so guilty this time around though, because everything in...
    daydreamer27 daydreamer27 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    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 1 Response 6 days ago

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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 4 days ago

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    I am (technically) a Christian. I believed in god until the age of 11. Everything began to mess up from then forward. The first time I cut myself, the first time I misbehaved, the...
    Jas4001 Jas4001 18-21, F Jul 9

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    I was in third grade. I didn't have friends,I was bullied. One day,my friend approached me and asked "why are you so depressed?" I sat down and cried. I was depressed. I had just...
    Here2helpforfree Here2helpforfree 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    I know how it is to be depressed cos i was depressed. Now i look at myself like i look on a freak. I was wronged by some people in my past and somehow i allways had this memories...
    angel8i angel8i 31-35, F Jun 30

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    I'm so depressed guy seriously I don't what to do. Idk why I'm so depressed my life isn't bad I just can't be happy no matter how hard I try. :'(
    Deidrah Deidrah 18-21, F Jul 3

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    I feel depressed off and on constantly. I'm 16 and this started around this past December. I am lonely. It's not like I have no friends, but I go on social media and see all these...
    averageandalone averageandalone 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 3

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    THANKYOU!! On behalf of everyone who has ever felt like they wanted to give up. On behalf of everyone who has ever felt alone. On behalf of everyone who has ever felt loss, hurt...
    accidentalme accidentalme 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 4

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    How do you go on living, what's there to live for? How do you find meaning and purpose in your life, have something or someone to live for when nobody cares and appreciates you? No...
    quietbeauty quietbeauty 26-30, F 10 Responses Jul 7

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    you came walking through my life, like a sweet butterfly, so beautiful and nice.....you talked to me, although i was reluctant... but your persistant way manage your words...
    womanonly womanonly 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    I am miserable in my life a lot of the time. I have been with my husband for 23.5 years. We have been married for 22 years. When we married, I was 17 and he was 20. We have 3...
    sadgal35 sadgal35 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 9

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    My doctor threatened to send me to hospital because of my depression, so I played it down. Now I'm not getting the anti-depressants or psychiatric treatment I need, until I come...
    anon1995 anon1995 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    Hi all I really don't know how to start well I am Asian guy before I start my story I would everyone to know that our culture is bit different then west we live together with...
    ahsanmehmood ahsanmehmood 22-25, M 3 Responses Jul 18

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    Lately I've just been so sad and down, I don't know what to do anymore, this thing it me out of nowhere. In the past I was relt depressed and I go out of it, never thinking id be...
    JadoK JadoK 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 21

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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 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 a week ago

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