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I Battle a Mood Disorder

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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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    "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 16-17, 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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    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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    "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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    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 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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    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

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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 8 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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Lately I've been doing extremely well as far as my moods go. I'm starting to realized when my mania episodes come, and looking back at this week, I've noticed that I've been having...
    Hipstercatlover Hipstercatlover 16-17, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    I've been suffering with different eating disorders since I was about 7 when I stopped eating because the other kids would bully me about my weight. Then after about a year my...
    FeedingTheWolves FeedingTheWolves 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    No matter how much I try I just can't get over the fact that just because I didn't call my grandma my aunt said that if I get leukemia again no one would be there for me. I know it...
    animerules44 animerules44 16-17 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Everyday I breath is a battle. I am stuck in a world that I am trying to get out. My life has always been a hard one...and lately it has been a hard battle. In a toxic marriage...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I was on a pretty good roll last week. I made it almost a week without binging at night or overeating during the day. Every evening I took the time to make a food plan for the next...
    Robinzasio Robinzasio 41-45, F 3 days ago

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    I'm not sure if I should write battle or have battled, because I have battled it, the doctors let me out to the world alone a year ago, telling me I'm back to normal, but since...
    anonanastasia anonanastasia 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I've fought with my depression since i was 5 years old, but never really understood it till i was 8 years old. since then I've been battling myself with multiple mental illnesses...
    kelsey1426 kelsey1426 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    13 facts must be known if you love someone who fights depression 1. Depression is not a choice. Depression is one of the most helpless and frustrating experiences a person can...
    Fo2los Fo2los 18-21, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Just came across this and wanted to share it... Jerry was the kind of guy you love to hate. He was always in a good mood and always had something positive to say. When someone...
    SolitaireGent SolitaireGent 41-45, M 4 days ago

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    ****VERY LONG DEscriptION****I've never told anyone about this before and it's one of my darkest secrets. But I have 3 alters that make up "me." They don't have names so I gave...
    Ikebanna69 Ikebanna69 16-17, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    possible trigger warning.... I been eating enough these past few days. trying to fight this ED. i look bloated and feel horrible and huge. my thoughts has me think all this is...
    brknsilence79 brknsilence79 31-35, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I thought that all of his manners are because of hypermania but today he was joking with his colleague and i was waiting for his happy mood in the home
    Mshf Mshf 26-30 a week ago

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    The mood swings are all over the place and it's so uncomfortable, a feeling of pure sadness and mourning attacks me and it's almost like I've gotten my heartbroken all over again...
    xMellowButterflyx xMellowButterflyx 18-21, F a week ago

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    I have BDD. I am going to be assessed for BDD next week. I already know I have it. I'm reading a book now and it sounds like me. Basically it's a person that's preoccupied with a...
    toniyl toniyl 36-40, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I have battled with depression for many years. With my doctors permission, I slowly weened off a high dose of effexor 225 MG .. I was just wanting to sleep all the time. I recently...
    angelanicole89 angelanicole89 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 25

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    Some people don't like the term "battle" but it is a apt description when dealing with M/D, and you are in it for the long haul. I was diagnosed with it long before " bipolar" was...
    Golondrinas Golondrinas 51-55, M Aug 25

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    If you want to what Borderline Personality feels like watch the links below. It'll give you an inside look. Watch "Borderline Personality Disorder - What it feels like" on...
    BeautifullySickkk BeautifullySickkk 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 25

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    "if i accept what you are and love you anyway, what does that make me?" -angela valdez, POWERi finally finished watching season 2 of power! for those who don't follow the show...
    goodheartmavin goodheartmavin 31-35, F Aug 24

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    .. ( whispering to myself... ) .. I think theres something wrong with me..... It shouldnt be so hard to socialize with people.. I shouldnt have to keep fighting moods... I shouldnt...
    sunpea sunpea 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 23

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    I am just so frustrated and angry with myself right now. I have been trying to get to a normal weight and maintain it for YEARS and I just cannot seem to get there. I am stuck on a...
    Robinzasio Robinzasio 41-45, F Aug 23

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    what is the difference between avoidant personality disorder and social anxiety disorder?
    stabbedtoceasersalad stabbedtoceasersalad 18-21, F Aug 23

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    I chronically experience low moods. It wasn't always like this. It's very frustrating on top of having inattention problems. I'm finding it hard to genuinely find interests in...
    artxinxmotion12 artxinxmotion12 22-25, F Aug 22

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    Dissociative Identity Disorder/DID/formally known as MPD or multiple personality disorder. A lot of people have no idea what it means so I decided to write something about it and...
    Meliantha Meliantha 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 22

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    Dissociative Identity Disorder/DID/formally known as MPD or multiple personality disorder. A lot of people have no idea what it means so I decided to write something about it and...
    Meliantha Meliantha 18-21, F Aug 22

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    Dissociative Identity Disorder/DID/formally known as MPD or multiple personality disorder. A lot of people have no idea what it means so I decided to write something about it and...
    Meliantha Meliantha 18-21, F Aug 22

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    I really want to kill myself. My life is going on horribly. My mother has psychotic depression, she has been on an affair for 9 years & has just recently stopped after being...
    mangoseed mangoseed 18-21, F 6 Responses Aug 22

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