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I Battle a Mood Disorder

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    Influence of the Environment On the Individual

    Mood Disorders are caused by environment and the heredity (persons susceptability to the disorder because of his biology). Often the influence of the environment on the individual is random, but there are special cases where the Mood Disorders are explicitly forced on the...
    vijaykarthic vijaykarthic 26-30 1 Response Jul 8, 2009

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    Every Morning I Wake Up

    Hello, I am here today to tell you my story about battling a mood disoder because I need to connected with people that know the way I feel today. When I was 13 years old I started acting up in school my mom didn't know why because I never use to do it I was a very good student...
    lily2421 lily2421 18-21 Apr 12, 2012

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    New Here!

    thought I would say hello and let you all know a bit more about me. I have two mental disorders. I have bi-polar and schizophrenia. I am also starting to show signs of DID. I am here for anyone who needs encouragement and prayer. Do not be afraid to ask me questions about any of...
    mstenorsaxplayer mstenorsaxplayer 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 23, 2013

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    Schizophrenia And Depressive Disorder. Not Schizoaffective Disorder.

    I have paranoid schizophrenia (surprise surprise) I have depressive disorder (I have mentioned depression) I have ADD/ADHD I have dissociative disorder amnesia type. I have post traumatic stress disorder I do not have schizoaffective disorder schizophrenia symptoms I have...
    thefallleaves thefallleaves 13-15, F Oct 9, 2013

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    "Hey Bartender, I'll Have Another One of Those 'moodswing Supremes'...

    Alcohol, non-prescriptive drugs, some kind of bi-polar mood disorder condition that I never remember I have until it's all over me;-then more alcohol and it's subsequent withdrawl and where does one symptom stop and the other begin and then good ol chaos of the mind and paranoia...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 15, 2009

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    Schizophrenia And Depressive Disorder. Not Schizoaffective Disorder.

    I have paranoid schizophrenia (surprise surprise) I have depressive disorder (I have mentioned depression) I have ADD/ADHD I have dissociative disorder amnesia type. I have post traumatic stress disorder I do not have schizoaffective disorder schizophrenia symptoms I have...
    thefallleaves thefallleaves 13-15, F Oct 9, 2013

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    Major Depression

    Have been dealing with major depressive disorder for about 5 years. My most recent flair up began jan 2012 and a year later I am still struggling with it. I just wish it would go away.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 21, 2013

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    Bipolar I

    my symptoms started early  when i was about 14 ..  i went into a severe depression and started cutting and tried to kill myself .  my parents found out and told me i was stupid  and instead of getting help for me they gave me everything i wanted .. i am living...
    starstruck2xtrme starstruck2xtrme 26-30, F 5 Responses Aug 23, 2007

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    Blah

    I've gotten one diagnosis: bipolar type II.  I have no idea how accurate this is.  Sometimes I wonder if it's actually borderline personality disorder.  My mood changes are insane.  I may be happy the first half of the day and then a few hours later on...
    eromreven eromreven 26-30 8 Responses Oct 24, 2008

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    Bipolar Depressive

    I have always had mood swings and was a moody kid but it wasn't until having kids that I required medicine. I often wonder if my husband was more supportive would it be as bad as it is. Not having a support system and co-parent has made it difficult for me. Well at least it feels...
    mzgreeneyes mzgreeneyes 36-40, F 3 Responses Nov 15, 2007

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    Middle Child Syndrome

    Since I was 7 years old, I suffered from moods swings, depression, fears, etc.  Just about everything I guess.  I am the middlle child of 5 children and some thoughts that I have had are not OK for a child to feel.  I was always...
    Rocky7 Rocky7 46-50 1 Response Jul 10, 2009

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    A New Life And Treatment For A Mood Disorder

     Well where do I start.It's a scary place when your world is turned upside down. It's happened a number of times in my life, but I have to say this time it's a little better than the last. I guess experience helps for when the next time comes around.My whole life has not felt...
    bringonthesunshine bringonthesunshine 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 10, 2011

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    Down

    long day. work, then class. i am tired. it hurts.  
    iscreamforicecream iscreamforicecream 36-40, M Jul 9, 2009

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    Sometimes I Feel So Old

    I've been living with a mood disorder for 25 years. I'm 39 as I write this, and sometimes I feel like I'm 139. I've been depressed. I've been manic. I've been delusional. I've had panic attacks. I've dissociated. I've been through a lot. I still suffer.
    iscreamforicecream iscreamforicecream 36-40, M 4 Responses Jul 4, 2009

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    "everything You Say Can/will Be Held Against You..."

    Without sounding too philosophical, there are things you just KNOW about yourself. In my case, I knew from the time I was a child that becoming a mother was not in my best interest. I never thought much of it because I never had any real desire to be one. But through a series of...
    AshDash89 AshDash89 22-25, F May 21, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    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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    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 1 Response Sep 11

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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 12

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    I have serious anxiety attacks
    elabella17 elabella17 13-15, F Sep 19

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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 1 day ago

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    I have been doing so well these past few months. I've felt genuinely happy quite frequently... but twice this week I have had bad moments of intense anger. I keep it inside, but I...
    SacredEarth SacredEarth 18-21, F Sep 14

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    WHAT IS - A BREAK DOWN OF IT: Personality disorder involve patterns of behavior, mood, social interaction and impulsiveness that causes distress to the one experiencing them...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F 2 Responses Sep 8

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    I'm in an odd place. I am a Borderline Personality Disorder sufferer, I was diagnosed in 2012. My marriage has ended, through my choice, and I have been telling myself the reasons...
    mikken78 mikken78 31-35, M 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    So it began at age 3 when my parents separated . I felt all alone in the world at that time , remembering the fights my mum and dad use to have constantly. I had been sent to my...
    stephenrko stephenrko 31-35, M Sep 20

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    So, it's been 3 years since my diagnosis with anorexia.. I'm heading towards a stable weight and although it's been a long time since i have suffered alot with my disorder its...
    Losingmyself97 Losingmyself97 16-17, F Sep 12

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    I have recently started to track my mood with Youniverse. I have tracked my mood with numerous apps in the past but never recognized a correlation between mood and energy beyond...
    o0capricious0o o0capricious0o 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 5

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    Tough couple of days. Maybe it's what I ate. Maybe the medicine is just having an off day. Or maybe my body is just stubborn. I have been in a weak mood or **** mood. Weak is...
    Apirne Apirne 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 7

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    So I was officially diagnosed with insomnia today. Add that to the ever growing list of things ****** up in my head. Let's see what we've got here so far... -Major Depression...
    punicorn1 punicorn1 13-15, F 5 Responses Sep 12

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    My life goes up and down, up and down constantly. I'm all over the place, never quite sure what I'm feeling at any given point. I've never been diagnosed, but my mom has bipolar...
    casuallyscreaming casuallyscreaming 16-17, F a week ago

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    I actually have gotten a lot better than I was, so this is more of "I Battled Depression". Incidentally, why do they say "Battling depression"? Can you really battle something you...
    SuspendYourDisbelief SuspendYourDisbelief 13-15 Sep 12

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    I've had an eating disorder in the past (November 2013 till June 2014) and just as I started to think I could just have a normal life again, the voices came back and everything...
    liana10 liana10 13-15, F Sep 2

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    I am 38 years old and have battled depression since childhood. I don't believe it is curable or treatable and I don't know why I have to live like this. I have Asperger's Syndrome...
    juneoct juneoct 36-40, F 8 Responses Sep 7

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    I had a rocky childhood. My parents are pretty abusive, my step dad molests me and my parents had a nasty divorce. I was diagnosed depressed at 8, anxiety at 11, bipolar at 13 and...
    QuinnMac12 QuinnMac12 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    When I was 14, my whole life was inverted. I had been accepted on an academic scholarship to the most prestigious college preparatory institute in my area. Upon starting my 9th...
    yoshmarie yoshmarie 16-17, F 6 Responses 4 days ago

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    I created a MOOD BOOSTER! For £5 you can PDF of 10 interesting ways to boost your mood in under 3 mins each! With 3 BONUS Meditations! www.personaldevelopmentguru.weebly.com/my...
    LOAcoach LOAcoach 26-30, F Aug 30

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    It's really hard for me as I battled with my depression since I was a kid . I can go from dancing and laughing into deep dark mood where I cry for hours , sometimes I don't even...
    MyLifeMojaStvar MyLifeMojaStvar 36-40, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    i feel like i dont wan to go on anymore everuday im sick and fricken tired of fighting this im not healthy my stupid pshe nurse changed my meds a while back and has left me crying...
    hannahabbie hannahabbie 46-50, F Aug 30

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    Its getting harder to fight.... I recently resigned at my job..Coz it feels like im beginning to be more of a burden.. Started avoiding friends who might asks questions... I have S...
    kiel19 kiel19 22-25, M 3 Responses Aug 30

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    I'm tired of sayin I'm good when I'm not. Smiling when im hurting. An involuntary pain. I can't work because I'm afraid I'm going to have an episode again and lose it. I'm always...
    troubledflight troubledflight 22-25, M 4 Responses Aug 31

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    Hi everybody. I've been reading a lot of your stories and they hit home with me. I see a lot of my views and experiences in your posts. I've suffered on and off with mental...
    Pheebs1990 Pheebs1990 22-25, F 6 Responses Aug 31

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    i was always sad and angry when i was a kid and thought of suicide has been constantly on my mind. the earliest i can remember i can remember was when i was 9 years old. i don't...
    bhabhablacksheep bhabhablacksheep 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 1

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    I promised myself that when I felt that I had truly overcame my disorder, that I would share my story with those that are currently suffering Let me give a little background...
    dnicolee dnicolee 18-21, F Sep 2

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    (I wrote this in 2011 when my depression and eating disorder was really bad) Title: WHO AM I? You see me through broken glasses. Every crack is a secret, a lie, a mislead of...
    MKM18 MKM18 18-21, F 7 Responses Sep 3

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    I wish someone had told me when I was younger that my negative and depressive emotions did not make me less human. That it is alright to not be okay, it's alright to admit...
    BrokenOneX BrokenOneX 31-35 3 Responses Sep 5

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    I personally believe it is tougher to deal with a mental disorder than a physical disability. I mean what the hell is so funny? Why can't you guys understand?
    SecretsOut14 SecretsOut14 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 7

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    I think one of the hardest things to do is to overcome the hate and disgust I have for myself. The self image problem Ive had for years that let to eating disorders to finding out...
    CammieBx CammieBx 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 9

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    It feels like whenever something goes right something worse takes my joy and happiness and crushes it. My mistakes haunt me every single day of my life. I am afraid of myself in...
    nobleman1341 nobleman1341 13-15, M Sep 9

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    I suffer from Bipolar disorder, and am nearly constantly contemplating just ending it. I've never gone through with anything for fear of hurting my loved ones, but on occasion I...
    daughtersofanarchy daughtersofanarchy 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 14

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    Hello Guys, I am just new here. I see myself as a normal college student who has different group of friends. But other people sees me as a person who has BPD. I dont what it is at...
    rui1074 rui1074 16-17, M 2 Responses