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I Battle a Mood Disorder

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Down

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

    I battle bi-polar disorder. Each day is a struggle. Each day I do not want to get out of bed. When I leave my house in the morning, I do not feel well, something is wrong. I...
    chaoticallycosmosme chaoticallycosmosme 26-30, M Aug 23

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    I battle bi-polar disorder. I woke up this morning and after drinking coffee, I stepped out to have a smoke. I examined the state of my mind. My mind is a jail cell where the bars...
    chaoticallycosmosme chaoticallycosmosme 26-30, M Aug 24

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    I battle bi-polar disorder. I had a fantastic day today. I was able to overcome the clouds in my mind and focus all day long. But the clouds came back after I spent too much time...
    chaoticallycosmosme chaoticallycosmosme 26-30, M Aug 24

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    I'm going to be using this space to talk about my bi-polar. Every now and again you will see me here and I'm going to be talk about my bi-polar. Right now my bi-polar is alive. I...
    chaoticallycosmosme chaoticallycosmosme 26-30, M Aug 21

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    Daily. And borderline. Violent ideations are the worst. They make my body move before fading. They bite sohhhh ddeeeeeepp. Thankfully theres pals and lust.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Aug 21

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    I have a thick cloud inside my head today. It's been there since morning. I wasn't able to do anything to get ride of it and my day was terrible. I was so weak. It sucks. I don't...
    chaoticallycosmosme chaoticallycosmosme 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 25

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    I have found that sitting on EP and browsing the Q&A section brings me back into focus. I find questions that spark my interest and I am able to focus. I become motivated to ask...
    chaoticallycosmosme chaoticallycosmosme 26-30, M Aug 25

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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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    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 6 days ago

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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 hate when you feel decent, happy almost, and then it disappears, and you feel insignificant and depressed again. It comes out of nowhere pretty much, and it completely takes you...
    maiomeN maiomeN 16-17, F Aug 21

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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 3 days ago

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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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    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 6 days ago

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    Tonight, I have decided to reach out and find others like me. Others with Conversion Disorder. To this day, I still battle with the tics and tremors that made it so I quit high...
    bluestocking18 bluestocking18 18-21, F Aug 19

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    Low moods suck... so... I created a Mood Booster! For £5 I will send you 1 PDF of 10 interesting ways to boost your mood in under 3 mins each! Message me for this fast productive...
    LOAcoach LOAcoach 26-30, F Aug 28

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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 6 Responses 5 days 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 5 days ago

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    This battle is exhausting and after years of therapy for anxiety and panic disorders, I still feel helpless. I had my first severe hypochondriac episode when I was a senior in...
    flannelskin flannelskin 18-21, F Aug 20

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    I would love to give a big ef' you to all of the people in my life who ever believed I developed an eating disorder for attention. 20 years later, I guess I must have not achieved...
    staleMommyof4 staleMommyof4 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    Last week was so rough for me. It was truly manic. I cried for about 4 days straight and literally wanted to die. I felt that everyone at work could tell I was crazy and were...
    aligain aligain 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 24

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    And I hate adjusting to new medications...Especially anti depressants... Mostly because not only does it give you physical symptoms like nausea, fatigue, decreased appetite...
    veeshybi veeshybi 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 25

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    Those of us who suffer BPD know where hell really is. It's inside us. No escaping the agony, pain and torture. No reprieve. It's in every moment of our day, our dreams and our...
    AussieAZ AussieAZ 41-45, M 3 Responses Aug 28

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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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    This is more an answer to somebody asking about alternative things to help depressions besides the meds.. I read the post this morning, and I cannot find the post to reply.. anyway...
    valeMar valeMar 41-45 1 Response Aug 19

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    I battle the people who brought me into this mood.Is always about someone who was abusive , parent , coleague , friend and that builds up , year after year ...and it leads to a...
    AeternasRebellionis AeternasRebellionis 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 20

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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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    So comforting to see that I'm not alone in this battle of OCD. I suffer from severe OCD & it can feel so lonely at times. If you're feeling beside yourself & need to talk to...
    BeautifullyTwistedChaos BeautifullyTwistedChaos 26-30, F Aug 19

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    Well, doc say I have psychotic disorder. Wonder what my therapist will diagnosis me with... Blahhhhh
    troubledflight troubledflight 22-25, M 4 Responses Aug 20

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    I've had both for the longest time. My psychiatrist put me on a new anti depressant called Effexor 75 mgs. And I've been on soooooo many anti depressants since I was 13. Prozac...
    UnstableSammi UnstableSammi 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 20

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    Does anybody else get that guilty feeling that hardly lets you breath when you force yourself to eat, I either lose my apatite or eat to much when I'm low, and no I don't have any...
    Lily449 Lily449 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 24