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I Battle With Manic Depression

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    Dysphoric Mania?

    Any of you guys ever had this before? It's basically a mixed phase. Crazy ****. Depression and mania. It is characterized by yours,frantic energy, but it's said to have the agitation, paranoia, and pessimist qualities of depression. It's what set the wheel in motion for John...
    xylazam xylazam 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 19, 2013

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    Diagnosed...

    Manic Depressive--caused by severe PTSD, in my 30's!  I hope we find the right mood stabilizer to treat it cause it is literally hard to keep it together.
    darkenedheart darkenedheart 31-35, F 4 Responses May 6, 2009

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    when I was 22 when I was diagnosed with manic

    depression and PTSD. I battle with it ever day moments when I am so happy then out of no where a total ***** dont know how to act or feel sometimes
    angeleyes8710 angeleyes8710 26-30, F Dec 9, 2013

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    Unsure.

    so ever since i was in about 5th grade i have always had massive periods of depression, self hate, and self mutilation. i am usually the last person u would think that but for years i have kept it to myself thinking everyone is like that but just dont say anything. my mother has...
    loveme92307 loveme92307 18-21, F 3 Responses May 24, 2009

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    Out Of 'depression' And Understanding 'mania'

    I have a blog on mania and depression with personal experience and daily handling of different states. visit: http://foxonline.blogs.experienceproject.com/
    foxonline foxonline 26-30, F Oct 17, 2010

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    It can be so exhausting. Sometimes I wonder if it is harder to date someone with depression than it is to actually have depression. I have to battle it too. I have a choice to...
    hopeful1995 hopeful1995 18-21 7 hrs ago

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    The hardest thing I did was tell my mum I didn't want to live any more. I took an overdose a few years ago and even wrote a note to my GF at the time. Depression is an illness that...
    Dazzer2K Dazzer2K 26-30, M Aug 19

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    I Have no peace people have hurts so much and I've been carrying that weight of depression and hurt ever since I was a kid. I'm Just So Tired
    ShesRoyal94 ShesRoyal94 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Does depression tire you so much? So much that you become less capable? That you don't remember smallest things? So much that everything seems to only tire you no matter how much...
    SecretsOut14 SecretsOut14 18-21, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    Today I had a bad anxiety attack at work. I was shaking and sweating, my chest felt like someone was sitting on it and I was crying, I was clenching my fists so hard my knuckles...
    InspireMeZilly InspireMeZilly 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    Although i smile everyday, although i stay productive, although i try to communicate with other people, it will always be the same bullshit...you can ignore the pain for only so...
    staystrongsu staystrongsu 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Am I just exhausted, or am I heading for another crash! I'm so low and I've not spotted it coming at all. I thought. Was getting better, attending the courses, putting the right...
    johnjw johnjw 36-40, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    For all of you fighting this, I'm one of you, I write a blog, on how I fight my everyday life.. How I cope with being a full time student and at the same time fighting depression...
    Lily449 Lily449 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I ruins my life, it seems like no one understands and no one is able to calm me down. That's not their fault of course, but I just can't help but think what my life would be...
    tianakate tianakate 16-17, F Sep 3

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    I really don't know whats up with me, I think Im fat and ugly but Im sometimes told Im not even close to fat and that I look fine, but I just can't seem to believe all that stuff...
    banecaramel banecaramel 18-21, F Sep 4

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    I got some new scare to go with the old ones
    wisdomgirl wisdomgirl 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    I just really need someone to talk too right now.
    dillonwatson dillonwatson 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 31

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    Wish there was someone who needs a friend, cause I need a friend. I would be there for them not matter what And wish they could do the same Everyone needs a friend I just want a...
    Chesher Chesher 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 3

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    I have experienced 4 baby loses through miscarraige and a ectopic pregnancy. I also have had abnormal cells for bout 3 years and can't get rid of hpv I'm so scannerd every time it...
    willowknight willowknight 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    When I was getting trained at work I had an hour long episode. At the end the girl that trained me was like I know you had a ****** day but you haven't been paying attention at all...
    december789 december789 16-17, F Aug 19

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    I find it so sad how many young girls on here are conscious about they're image... Wanting to half their body weights, get thigh gaps? Like WTF!! Why are we as the older...
    AsherMae AsherMae 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    "Just be yourself", especially in the work place , is difficult and at times toxic to ones soul. "Be yourself" , as long as you have not had experiences outside of their small...
    callingonaheart callingonaheart 56-60 Aug 21

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    Remembering something that you don't want to remember. Augh.
    SmileyFace1014 SmileyFace1014 13-15, F Aug 26

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    2,000 or so calories That's how many I'm required to consume each & every day. But how? Why would I do that? That's so much & it disgusts me to no end. It's like they're asking...
    laten14 laten14 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 26

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    Aren't they pretty they poke & probe out of my torso I can feel them all they feel like rocks under my skin. Aren't they pretty the circle that are so red they pop like make up...
    laten14 laten14 13-15, F Aug 26

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    Back to being three days free of self harm again....
    hellerpeople hellerpeople 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 29

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    I've lost about 70 lbs of fat and gained about 15 of muscle. But now i hate how ill because of my extra skin. I feel like people expect me to look like a model, because I'm in the...
    JeanerBeaner JeanerBeaner 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 31

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    I don't even know what to do right now I want to loose weight but I never do! I gess I'll be dat my whole life
    alonzokim alonzokim 13-15, M Sep 1

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    I been trying to stop cutting myself for little over a week now but this morning I cut
    wisdomgirl wisdomgirl 16-17, F Sep 8

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    I been holding it all in for so long and today now I can't do it I just want to cut again
    wisdomgirl wisdomgirl 16-17, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    This isn't my story, this is a "rant" you could say. There have been alot of stories about what "real depression" is and what it is not. Teenagers without any "real problems" that...
    JustBreathe4J JustBreathe4J 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 29

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    Lesson #1: It is NOT your fault So many posting here with such palpable emotional pain. I can relate to this from painful personal experience over many decades. I've gained...
    gwyon gwyon 51-55 2 Responses Aug 18

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    Personal Lesson #2: "Ultimately, it is up to me to scratch and climb and claw my way out of this hole." (These are lessons I've learned that have helped me through. I'm not a...
    gwyon gwyon 51-55 2 Responses Aug 20

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    Post-Medicated battles with depression. I have totally given up on using pharmaceuticals to fight my recurring depression. I use St John's Wort, Norwegian Salmon Oil and a lot...
    NeedingToVent NeedingToVent 36-40, F 4 Responses Aug 22

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    Every day.. I struggle.. Some days are easier than others... I battle many things.. Depression.. Self esteem.... Shyness... Being honest and open.. And more... Im trying to not be...
    sunpea sunpea 36-40, F 4 Responses Aug 21

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    I'm starting to see a pattern in my battle with depression over the last years. When feeling down I don't see a lot of people, don't have the energy to exercise and let...
    Uncertain153 Uncertain153 26-30, M 2 Responses Sep 2

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    HELP! In my life, I have traveled around the world, I have seen more than most of you will ever see. I have done things that most of you will never do. Some have been bad and...
    Bobbyjeanc Bobbyjeanc 61-65, T 1 Response Aug 19

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    You know how people with seasonal depression have depression during the winter due to a lack of sunlight? I have a seasonal depression during the spring and summer. I hate the...
    Apirne Apirne 18-21, F 6 Responses Aug 23

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    Let's talk about suicide. I know, something everyone knows about but nobody will have a real discussion about it. But I want to talk about me as I have had depression for years now...
    Oldwounds Oldwounds 18-21, M 3 Responses Sep 2

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    I feel the worst thing about depression is being depressed and single. At least with those who are married or seriously dating/co-cohabiting you can say "Ok, boo gimme a minute to...
    Lov3intheasylum Lov3intheasylum 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 10

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    I visited an endocrinologist to see about my hormones and how they were affecting my moods. He's been very helpful and compassionate, really understanding my apprehension about...
    Apirne Apirne 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 20

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    Last year I went down hill fast with my depression and relied a lot on alcohol and didn't tell anyone how I felt. I made stupid choices while I drank and after suppressing all that...
    Marie240 Marie240 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 28

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    Well this more than just my depression. I was diagnosed at 13 with clinical depression and. rapid cycling bipolar disorder. A real living hell with the knowledge that my sadness...
    jwolf09 jwolf09 22-25, M Sep 7

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    I don't want to say what happened specifically but in grade 6 my dad did something REALLY bad to me and both my brothers as well as my cousin i started cutting in grade 6 due to...
    piercetheveil22 piercetheveil22 13-15, F 7 Responses 4 days ago

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    I am having such a hard time dealing with my depression right now. Anxiety is my main problem but I just feel like I can't find my way out. I've lost my job 3 times in 5 years...
    greensapphire greensapphire 26-30 1 Response Aug 18

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    Hey guys I thought of something that could maybe help us with our depression. What if we kept a Fantasy journal? When we feel really sad we could write down happy fantasies with...
    fallenstar23 fallenstar23 22-25, F 7 Responses Aug 22

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    Bipolar, depression, de-personalisation, anxiety, stress; all words used in this modern world to describe unhappiness..what if these weren't psychological conditions but the mind...
    Wildfocus Wildfocus 31-35, M Sep 1

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