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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...
    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...
    thefallleaves thefallleaves 13-15, F Oct 9, 2013

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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...
    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...
    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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    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...
    bringonthesunshine bringonthesunshine 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 10, 2011

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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...
    mzgreeneyes mzgreeneyes 36-40, F 3 Responses Nov 15, 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. ...
    eromreven eromreven 26-30 8 Responses Oct 24, 2008

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 15, 2009

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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...
    Rocky7 Rocky7 46-50 1 Response Jul 10, 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...
    starstruck2xtrme starstruck2xtrme 26-30, F 5 Responses Aug 23, 2007

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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...
    lily2421 lily2421 18-21 Apr 12, 2012

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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...
    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...
    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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 21, 2013

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    Let see this year makes it... 5 years now. It's been the most difficult path I could ever imagine. At first it was all a fear of me throwing up in public but now it's so much more...
    rayelizabeth rayelizabeth 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    Everything bad happens when I sleep horribly at night. Today has been horrible. It's hard enough to apply for jobs after dinner but the added haziness and scatter-brain and no...
    chaoticallycosmosme chaoticallycosmosme 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 8

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    Never knowing how the next day will be, when it'll turn and how I'm going to put up with it. None of my friends get it, my family supports me but they don't get me either. How is...
    Ennah Ennah 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    I am a child of divorced parents. Seeing them fight and argue which made them separate. I saw my Dad every weekend during the separation. I knew something was wrong when I would...
    BammBam BammBam 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    Bipolar disorder type 2. I enjoy up in all sorts of binds because I am constantly "doing" according to mood. I spend too much money, buy too many things I think I need, drink 2 or...
    reallymee reallymee 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 30

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    I woke up feeling ok soon as I go down family start arguing with me about some stupid **** and kills my mood and makes me feel like **** and feel bad even more that I don't pay...
    pardz pardz 22-25, M 1 hr ago

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    My life has been a constant battle in so many ways and i feel i will always have to battle to keep as stable as i can and to stay away from toxic people. I don't hate people that...
    BrokenAngel35 BrokenAngel35 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    My adult son has binge eating disorder. We have four children, all living at home, and this problem puts a gigantic shadow over the whole family. My son is totally obsessed with...
    perseverer perseverer 51-55, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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    Eating disorder was never my main illness, it think it developed due to my Schizotypal Personality and Depression, but I know what is to struggle with eating disorder...I can say...
    lauruze lauruze 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    I don't think I'd ever tell anyone but I might as well. I have Schizoaffective Disorder which, in a basic definition, it's like Bipolar and Schizophrenia, some people have...
    PitchDaffy PitchDaffy 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    My problem with getting this diagnosis was that I used to not like the fact that everyone gets labels. I mean, I still feel like certain terms get thrown around way too casually...
    showusyoursouls showusyoursouls 18-21, F Apr 1

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    Being Grateful when You're Feeling Good and Being Graceful when You're Feeling Bad. The happiest person on earth isn't always happy. In fact, the happiest people all have their...
    mlcockrell mlcockrell 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 20

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    I am at war... with myself. Actually, it's more like tug-of-war. My Life is in a long game of tug-of-war with My Body (either way, I consider myself a soldier, but you can think...
    Amsch95 Amsch95 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    I feel terrible about my mood swings and how much trouble it must cause for my boyfriend. He knew from the begining that I have constant mood swings but I was diagnosed just...
    harjotmehesh harjotmehesh 16-17, F Mar 24

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    I'm so sick of everyone. Sometimes, I honestly feel like being alone is so much better. With people, I have to mask everything about myself and it's not just my scars, my eating...
    FarrahRelates FarrahRelates 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 28

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    Balancing in an unbalanced world. Walking on a tightrope with the wind blowing. Falling apart while simultaneously trying to catch the pieces. That's how I've been feeling the...
    greeneyes91 greeneyes91 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    As a teen, psycologists or whatever ists think it could just be "teen moodiness". That is in fact, bullshit. This isn't your oh whatever, she/he is just having moodiness. These are...
    AnaPanda1 AnaPanda1 13-15, F Apr 2

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    I battled anorexia for about two years. I haven't had a really bad starving period for over a year now. I've gained some weight since I've been trying to not monitor what I eat so...
    JadedDivinity JadedDivinity 18-21, F Apr 5

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    Since birth I was the "sick" child. My parents knew after they brought me home from the NICU, that my health issues wouldn't go away. I battle Chronic Liver Disease, Chronic...
    jazziNicole1994 jazziNicole1994 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    I battle depression and many forms of anxiety. I am happily engaged and I know this guy is the one because he's the only one who puts up with my crazy moods. I just recently...
    drafrombrooklyn drafrombrooklyn 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I have suffered from an eating disorder for most of my life. I am 23 now. Anorexia developed in me when I was 10, by the time I was 15 it was severe and included bits of bulimia. I...
    Mslip Mslip 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    My partner is bipolar. Sometimes it irritates me so I could push him down flight of stairs. I know it's not his doing but drastic mood swings are not something anyone should have...
    petebone petebone 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 18

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    A new drug to help bi-polar disorder. I would rather be dead. This sucks!
    meknot meknot 46-50, M 3 Responses Mar 18

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    I am bipolar and i haven't been a relationship i a long time because the mood swings were to much for me to handle so i couldn't do that to anyone else. I've been on my meds for...
    UnexpectedSuspect UnexpectedSuspect 26-30 2 Responses Mar 20

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    The worst of Schizoaffective is the darkness. I can't really describe it, but it's as though the darkness is alive and is trying to overtake me. I also have delusions, but I've...
    LightinDarkness8 LightinDarkness8 26-30 3 Responses Mar 21

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    It's like a void where there had to be actual feelings. I s suffered and still suffer alone, far from home, trying to find myself a way in my life. So, basically, the only persons...
    suns3ta suns3ta 18-21, F Mar 22

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    I sit around wondering if I truly do have bulimia but I don't at the same time. It hurts to know I may have it. The constant battle with food just kills me.
    babybree527 babybree527 18-21, F Mar 27

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    I have Bipolar Disorder(More specifically type II) and I'm actually kinda proud of it.
    killyourhero killyourhero 16-17, F 5 Responses Apr 2

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    I need help. I mean, I don't even understand what to do. I can't maintain my own happiness because I'm too busy succumbing to my inner demons. I push the ones who care away...
    Destati Destati 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 2

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    Sometimes I just tell myself to shut the **** up cuz Im not in the mood to listen to me today!
    Jackal208 Jackal208 56-60, M Apr 6

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    I feel like getting everything off my chest right now. I've had a really rough day. So, here's my story: My family is really dysfunctional. It's gotten really bad. We go to a...
    just1a2girl3 just1a2girl3 18-21, F 17 Responses Apr 8

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    I am almost positive I have a Depressive Disorder so I told my mom..she didn't believe me and said I'm full of myself..
    Bizzle187 Bizzle187 13-15, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    My anxiety and a little depression is too much to handle sometimes. Personal tragedies trigger it and then can be hard to get rid of. I have adjustment disorder or better known as...
    ryynoe ryynoe 41-45, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I have BPD and I'm totally my own worst enemy, I've learned over the years that when things are calm and peaceful I sabotage my own life because I'm more comfortable in chaotic...
    BeautifulBorderlineJunkie BeautifulBorderlineJunkie 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I remember my mom picking me up early one day from school in 8th grade because I told her I wasn't feeling well. She asked what was wrong; I told her I felt sad. She proceeded to...
    BeaB24 BeaB24 16-17, F 10 Responses Mar 20