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I Battle a Mood Disorder

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Down

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

    I wrote this song for myself and all those who are struggling and also for those who don't understand what we go through. Hold On Intro Manic depressive disorder or so it’s...
    avey10 avey10 18-21, F Mar 30

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    My medication works for the most part, but if I even miss a day or two my world has been turning upside down. I ran out of anti depressants and I haven't had them for two days...
    avey10 avey10 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 5

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    I was diagnosed last year around September. I basically just went crazy, no one in my house knew what was wrong with me. My mom took me to a hospital, then they sent me to a mental...
    Saphyyyy Saphyyyy 16-17, F Apr 19

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    I was diagnosed last year around September. I basically just went crazy, no one in my house knew what was wrong with me. My mom took me to a hospital, then they sent me to a mental...
    Saphyyyy Saphyyyy 16-17, F Apr 19

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    Weaponizing all my self care for a big day .trying to beat back anxiety. I got this PRAY:Family Court Parent Agreement Today STBX refuses to just sit and work out plan for kids...
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    It is world bipolar day :) never be ashamed of anything that makes you you, that includes any mental illness. I am so many things, I have good and bad traits like everyone else but...
    avey10 avey10 18-21, F Mar 30

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    I don't know who I am without my anxiety. It defines me, it covers me, it captures me.
    SparkleSwirl SparkleSwirl 18-21, F Apr 5

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    Im facing my demons and finally accepted that I have a problem. It's taken me years to admit to myself that I'm not well. Ive been struggling a lot this year and i finally broke. I...
    iampinkpvc iampinkpvc 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 8

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    Im currently looking for a job but its really hard. I have general and social anxiety and even the thought of strangers sends me into a panic. My mom doesnt get it and she think i...
    noseatbeltsong noseatbeltsong 18-21 1 Response Apr 15

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    I was diagnosed last November/December and am going thru treatment and am taking aripiprazole or abilify. Still been having deep depressive episodes for months so going to have my...
    HarrySavage96 HarrySavage96 18-21, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    When I first went to my Dr and was put on paxil my Dr only told me that I have episodic mood disorder he never told me what kinda depression I have then last month when I switched...
    rainyday10 rainyday10 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 9

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    Im having flashback about bad memories from childhood,I want to move on,There are times Im ok but there are times out of nowhere my mood will just swing and those memories just...
    charmedangel1978 charmedangel1978 31-35, F 1 hr ago

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    I've stopped taking my antidepressants and mood stabilizers and I forgot how miserable I was without them. I'm crying all the time, the days are becoming long, drawn out, and...
    punicorn1 punicorn1 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    I, Caylee, had delayed 2 weeks of my life stuck in that hellish hospital, but today is my release date. So I guess I’m sort of happy. Either way I actually missed Anna and Miah...
    WhiteRice14 WhiteRice14 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 19

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    I HAVE battled...now I am ready to give up the fight.. I am tired of trying.. I have enough.. My EP friends have helped me, but now I think they are getting tired of me feeling...
    Sorrentina Sorrentina 41-45, F 8 Responses Apr 14

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    In this house, everyone is guilty of something. Here, everybody is lugubrious. We have enough to be happy but we use what we have to create an even greater amount of sadness. We...
    jjjjjjaaaaaahhhhfgfgfgffgf jjjjjjaaaaaahhhhfgfgfgffgf 13-15, F Apr 11

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    Update: I've been taking meds and so far things are going substantially better than they were before (i.e. a few months ago). I can still feel the bad thoughts bubbling beneath...
    Mittons Mittons 18-21 3 Responses Mar 30

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    I am a 39 year old female,. I have boarderline personality disorder, major depressive disorder(diagnosed at 10) adhd (diagnosed at 38), ptsd, anxiety, a past history of anorexia...
    sofullofcyn sofullofcyn 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 17

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    My eating disorder was yesterday diagnosed as anorexia. I've fought against this horrible mental illness for half a year, which is way too long. I want to live a normal life again...
    ThatCrimson ThatCrimson 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    "Sometimes you have to hurt to heal" is sort of an interesting lesson I've learned from fighting mental disorders. Like how when you disinfect a wound, it hurts, and you don't...
    CoriWilson CoriWilson 18-21 2 Responses Mar 31

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    I find being social extremely tiring and a bit timid to bring the stress on myself. It's not that I don't act myself around friends, I do. It's just a constant battle with myself...
    Socalsunset Socalsunset 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 2

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    I been depressed for years now and I'm only 16. I have anxiety disorder and OCD and I use to see a therapist but my mom decided for me not to go anymore because she thinks it's not...
    JusttSomeonee JusttSomeonee 18-21, F Apr 4

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    I just wanted to reach out to those who are struggling with this debilitating disorder. I have anxiety and depression :/ The past year has been an uphill battle for me. Changing...
    DanniSwtSn DanniSwtSn 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 13

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    i cant fet out of this my mood is so low i hate this im in a dark painful place i just dont wan tto do this anymorei dont really wan tto talk to anyone i feel so lonely i got up...
    hannahabbie hannahabbie 46-50, F Apr 19

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    hello good morning im so struggling im so fricken depressed it isnt funny i just cant take it any more i dont wan to live like this my mood is so loww i feel likea kid that cant...
    hannahabbie hannahabbie 46-50, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I often find that if my mood drops at night, some milk chocolate or dark chocolate boosts my mood almost immediately. Does chocolate have this effect on anyone else? Are there...
    Joei005 Joei005 46-50, M Apr 3

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    Has anyone had any success with melatonin? I started taking it a few nights ago an the first night was great but last night it felt like it wasn't really doing anything for me. I...
    sadly203 sadly203 18-21 5 Responses Mar 28

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    Winter is coming.. Seasonal affective disorder, you are not my friend.
    urlaame urlaame 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 29