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I Battle a Mood Disorder

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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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    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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    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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    "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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    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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    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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    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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    Down

    long day. work, then class. i am tired. it hurts.  
    iscreamforicecream iscreamforicecream 36-40, M Jul 9, 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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    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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    "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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    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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    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 5 days ago

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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 4 days ago

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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 4 days ago

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    http://www.ustream.tv/channel/superhero-tutorial Hey I'm making a livestream for anyone who is upset or anxious or depressed or anything, I will listen to you and try to help. I...
    CheeseBomb500 CheeseBomb500 13-15, M Aug 5

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    I'm wondering if there's anyone on here who's able to manage their bipolar while meeting expectations for high-demand jobs or pursuits. I have been unable to work steadily for the...
    howlingfantods howlingfantods 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 11

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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 a week ago

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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 a week ago

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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 3 days ago

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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 3 days ago

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    i cry sometimes not noing why i snap at peole around me and then i cry i dont no why
    tgrakes tgrakes 26-30, F Aug 13

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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 a week ago

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    At 12 I started to notice a mood and personality change and have chalked up my sadness, mood swings, lack of interest, and inconsistent insomnia to near comatose states to being a...
    Bobbyckat Bobbyckat 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 15

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    I've been battling depression for about 2 years now. My mood plummeted quickly when I stopped eating. I have always been introverted and hard on myself but after the weight loss, I...
    mwdot mwdot 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 15

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    Gosh! Where to begin? So it’s fair to say that I haven’t been suffering for as long as some people with their eating disorders but I can’t dismiss the fact that I HAVE been...
    Thatgirl889 Thatgirl889 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 5

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    I saw a psychiatrist last week and he gave me an assignment. Giving me information on both ADHD and Bi-polar disorder, he asked that I look back at my life and see which one fits...
    dynamic71 dynamic71 41-45, M Aug 12

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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 1 day ago

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    The worst thing about health problems is the depression that follows. The two go hand in hand. Unfortunately the mitochondrial disorders my daughter and I have increases those...
    faithfuljayhawk faithfuljayhawk 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    Got told today that I don't give the attention that is needed. Blatantly pointed out how I'm hot one second, cold the next. I can see the mood changes now. Can almost feel like a...
    kavlynn99 kavlynn99 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    I thought this visually summed up life in my Bipolar kingdom.I believe that "Bipolar" as a definition for this disorder oversimplifies the condition for those who do not have it...
    SShawnO SShawnO 41-45, M Aug 8

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    My antidepressant causes me to eat more. The mood stabilizer can help with weight loss. And then my anxiety/night meds increase appetite. Since two increase my appetite(anti...
    Kailenalovesyou Kailenalovesyou 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 1

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    When I was 5, I was suffocating with a pillow over my head. I was screaming until I stopped. I thought it was going to be the last of me. But then the pillow was lifted. That was...
    Artz4Life Artz4Life 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 16

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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 1 Response 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 a week ago

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    -Long Post, be ready to read, may be emotional- I'm so lost tonight.. Idk if this counts as suicidal, but I want to die, I really do. All my life I've been unlucky from the...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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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 4 days ago

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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 3 days ago

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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 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I get really worked up easily and upset. And my boyfriend plays on this. When we were just on FaceTime he deliberately spoke over me and started singing and making stupid noises...
    HarrietAC HarrietAC 18-21, F 7 Responses Aug 10

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    Hey guys. Yes I battle depression and yea it sucks and no I'm not looking for attention because I actually have it and if anyone needs someone to talk to if they get a really bad...
    TheShutout TheShutout 16-17, M Aug 14

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    One thing I've noticed, that more so than anti-depressants, painkillers with codeine (apo-cephalex is the exact one that I've been given to manage pain after surgery) consistently...
    lagatta lagatta 41-45, F 3 Responses Aug 15

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    "Understanding depression: the myths and facts Like all mental health problems, there is a lot of confusion and misunderstanding surrounding clinical depression. Part if this...
    underconstruction underconstruction 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 15

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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 2 Responses Aug 20