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I Battle a Mood Disorder

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 124 People

    "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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    Down

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

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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 7 Responses Oct 24, 2008

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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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    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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    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 16-17, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    that's a diagnosed condition

    and I've had deep problems with and people just don't understand me that well most of the time but that's perfectly ok! I guess I never mentioned it.... so if I act strange sometimes please forgive me *fist bump*
    samsthemann samsthemann 22-25, M 2 Responses May 24, 2015

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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 16-17, F Oct 9, 2013

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    I just recently was diagnosed with ADD, which is probably the best thing that has ever happened for me academically. As a high school student it was never much of a problem because...
    StrawBracelet StrawBracelet 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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    Hello Everyone and thank you for being here, Here's what I've noticed about SPD: my senses, especially hearing, is oversensitive. My ability to stay on top of the flow of...
    ArtistJoel ArtistJoel 46-50, M 4 days ago

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    Part of the reason I have been able to overcome this recent battle with depression is being on here, seeing that I am not alone, resisting the urge to isolate, seeing so many...
    NatalieR13 NatalieR13 70+, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    It's just not a good day for me. My moods are flying all over the place and I'm just feeling ******. This happens from time to time but I usually can pinpoint what caused it. Today...
    thealouwho thealouwho 18-21, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    I find a lot of people on EP have misunderstandings about what borderline personality disorder is (like mixing up different disorders). So for anyone coming on this page for...
    AnonymousKCQ AnonymousKCQ 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    Hey! Why are you so hard on yourself? Don't you know how beautiful and lovely you are? What do you mean I lie? :/ Hey I'm no liar! You're the one lying to yourself! saying, "I ain...
    soyyoprincesa soyyoprincesa 22-25, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Hey! Why are you so hard on yourself? Don't you know how beautiful and lovely you are? What do you mean I lie? :/ Hey I'm no liar! You're the one lying to yourself! saying, "I ain...
    soyyoprincesa soyyoprincesa 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Hey! Why are you so hard on yourself? Don't you know how beautiful and lovely you are? What do you mean I lie? :/ Hey I'm no liar! You're the one lying to yourself! saying, "I ain...
    soyyoprincesa soyyoprincesa 22-25, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Isn't it interesting how, eventually, a person can fight this battle so long that they can predict every move the enemy will make? More interesting is that even knowing this, I...
    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 46-50, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    Hi there. My name is Bulim-- wait nope. My name is Larkin and I was diagnosed with Bulimia halfway through my sophomore year of high school. I bet you're wondering about the second...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses a week ago

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    I battled depression. My best friend, however, battles depression. I'll start at the beginning of the story, when I was 12/13. I met this boy who would turn out to be my best...
    Plouton3600 Plouton3600 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 4

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    I need to start doing something about my life. Haven't been taking antjdepressions for one year, they made me feel extremely moody. I'm a coloured person, the nurses I seen and...
    JunkFoodJunkie JunkFoodJunkie 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 3

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    I really think the exercising is making a huge difference in my mood, and I am finally overcoming my seasonal depression this year! The image above shows a spreadsheet summarizing...
    JoannaBe JoannaBe 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 2

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    I think I have obsessive compulsive disorder as I m in continuous fear for the people I care about!! 24x7 and my overprotective nature irritates them!! I don't know how to change...
    alexmaine alexmaine 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 1

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    Most days I feel nothingness but today has been worse. I suffer with an eating disorder I've eaten and feel horrible. I'm probably going to use some laxatives to make myself feel...
    sadnessweeps sadnessweeps 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 31

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    I did not realize my childhood was ****** up until.. I experienced loads of therapy. As an 8 year old child, I thought I liked cleaning, if you can believe it. "What 8 year old...
    katysailinghome katysailinghome 22-25, F Jan 30

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    My Girlfriend had BPD. Over the past few months, her disorder has become increasingly more difficult. I have been fed up for at least a few weeks. I think being "stuck" together...
    hopefullyRD hopefullyRD 36-40, M 3 Responses Jan 30

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    I have suffered with bipolar disorder for 30 years mixed with anxiety it's not fun. I have been trying to set some small goals for myself lately. trying to pull myself out of...
    Dawnfoley2005 Dawnfoley2005 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 30

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    Yep. I am one of those types of girls who is always insecure about her body. No matter how much weight I lose, I still think I am fat. Even though I still fit in my clothes from...
    Ashbarg Ashbarg 16-17, F Jan 29

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    I understand myself more only after all those days that I destroyed myself. And only in the process of fixing myself, I know now who I really am. Realizing that you are worth it...
    MissQueenB MissQueenB 18-21, F Jan 29

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    I look and I see people changing left and right. Some get confident and become themselves and some where already. Some are in deep water but are floating, even if they aren't on...
    RoamingStone RoamingStone 22-25, M Jan 29

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    Now more than ever. How could it have gotten so bad? Why so hard just to maintain my sense of self and reality, its like every day is a fight just to find who i really am, and yet...
    xseventyXsevenx xseventyXsevenx 18-21, M Jan 28

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    I have an eating disorder but no one knows. No one will care. My eating disorder is my slow suicide because it's less painful than a bullet to the head. I'm alone and even if I...
    Deeplyflawed89 Deeplyflawed89 26-30, F Jan 28

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    I've been doing very well for months on my new meds and this last week has just been a mess. I've been crabby, moody and thinking about self harm most of the day and all night. I...
    RowmanTriad RowmanTriad 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 27

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    Oh yes I want this so much mom that I do this to myself intentionally because it feels so good. It's so good to have chronic pain, it is so good to not even want to bath, it is so...
    AndreaCulea AndreaCulea 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 26

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    It took several years and soooo many meds to finally get diagnosed with BPD. I only got the dx because I went to an outpatient program and there were 2 doctors looking at my...
    justme081 justme081 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 26