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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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    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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    "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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    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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    "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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

    Hey guys. I had eating disorder. I was hating my body and everything about me. I made a decision that I will change my life. So I started doing exercises . My body is getting...
    staystrongandlive staystrongandlive 16-17, F 58 mins ago

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    So, I've been seeing psychiatrists and counselors for years and they change up their **** on what I have...I don't get it I don't fit most of criteria of this disorder anyways. I'm...
    DakotaMuffin DakotaMuffin 16-17, M 6 hrs ago

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    Listen to me please, you reading this right now I know you're going through a very very hard time but you will get better you will get through this, you're growing as a person I...
    Itsgoingtobeokayipromise Itsgoingtobeokayipromise 18-21, M 7 hrs ago

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    knowing what I need to do to get myself better and not doing so because ED tells me not to. ED seems so strong and powerful over me. I'm drained in fighting. I been losing my...
    brknsilence79 brknsilence79 31-35, F 19 hrs ago

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    I'm 90% sure this is not a diagnosis. There is schizoaffective disorder and there is bipolar disorder. It's not one thing, you can have both diagnosis but "schizoaffective bipolar...
    Volatile13 Volatile13 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I feel myself sinking and sinking. even after getting help I feel like I'm loosing it. I feel crazy. I'm moody and go off on people for no reason and I know while I'm doing it it's...
    PaigeOfSteel PaigeOfSteel 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    For over ten years now I've struggled with mental issues and traumatic events, at the age of 9 I found out my mother had cervical cancer and within less then a year she lost her...
    lovablebutbroken lovablebutbroken 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    omg i deal with depression every day sometimes I wake up in the morning I wonder what kind of mood i will in be in this time
    tigradoll tigradoll 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I'm just sooo tired of it all. I think I have the most capacity for sadness. I'm stuck in mental prison.
    Sewmuch2do Sewmuch2do 41-45, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Who's in depression mood & needs some1 to talk to Please add me or message we can chat not sexual..
    Billyaldo Billyaldo 26-30, M 2 days ago

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    I felt neutral today, not excited or down, just sort of middle of the road, knowing my mood could take off in any direction. I knew IT was lurking in the background, as it always...
    MistyGoddess MistyGoddess 41-45, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Before treatment, everyday was a struggle . I never knew what mood I would be in from one minute to the next. My life was a ******* chaotic mess. One minute I'd be crying in...
    ShaunnyBrotten ShaunnyBrotten 36-40, F 3 days ago

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    Good mood today and just want to say thank you EP, sometimes when I'm down and can't pull myself out, even just one response with someone being able to relate, really helped. The...
    Tealismyname Tealismyname 26-30 1 Response 4 days ago

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    One in six people suffer depression or a chronic anxiety disorder. Those of us who suffer from either one know how crippling it can be.
    KaylaCherie KaylaCherie 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I am going on medication tomorrow. I was recently diagnosed with chronic depression and anxiety, also known as Dysthymia. Since the 4th grade, and I'm now a Junior in High School...
    vanstable123 vanstable123 16-17, M 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    I'm a twenty two year old slightly overweight single lesbian woman who is mainly looking for friends of older age. I battle borderline personality disorder, which makes...
    rainbowsmangos2015 rainbowsmangos2015 22-25, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Hallo everybody. I'm not sure if i have APD, because my doctor said i have BPD. Well, i never get angry on people, i don't change my opinions about them, and i don't change often...
    Almano1008 Almano1008 22-25, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    Accepting or loving my body is a daily battle. But the worst is being constantly self-conscious wherever I go and whomever I'm with. I'd pass a group and immediately feel like they...
    yxfx yxfx 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    My meds have been steadily increasing. I almost feel like a zombie sometimes. Then I start feeling terrible about things I've said and done. Begin to spiral into depression, then...
    bipolarPeter bipolarPeter 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 22

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    I've been struggling with depression for many years. It's cyclical, although my "highs" aren't much to brag about. Today is one of those days when I'm close to the bottom. Days...
    ProfessorPhoton ProfessorPhoton 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 20

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    I was recently diagnosed with dependent personality disorder, major depression, and anxiety disorder in the middle of a separation that is now in the process of divorce. My wife...
    iddependent iddependent 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 19

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    I have never found self pity to be a helpful friend, and it won't be for you.. .I call you to manhood, to embrace the hard things in life for they are how God trains us to be...
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 2 Responses Jul 19

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    I hate myself for having bipolar disorder. But a wise man said "love your enemy" :)
    halohai halohai 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    I've had depression for years now. I used to listen to metal when I was sad/mad, it never really helped me. The words in Most songs showed me that other people had harder lives...
    BreeezeBlocks BreeezeBlocks 16-17, F Jul 19

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    i was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder earlier this year, i know a lot of doctors misdiagnose bipolar disorder, and borderline personality disorder. i was diagnosed...
    BroknGirl89 BroknGirl89 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    Sporadic showers came. In az. Mood racing. Time for coping skills. Self praise. List positives. List people helped. List goals. List why here breathing. List why...
    Converted Converted 46-50, M Jul 18

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    I don't like food!!! I don't want to eat, if I do it's only a very little... I'm very picky... A lot of foods make me sick... I don't know why.... I use to throw up every morning...
    auroradennen auroradennen 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 18

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