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I Battle With Manic Depression

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Do you ever wish you could just go back and change everything to make it better...I wish I still had him I have nothing left for me anymore so what's the point in even being here?
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    It pains when I see your struggles, all your screams your crying... Don't think I don't see or don't feel... Neither do I think you're crazy You kicked my out & turned your back on...
    LeahLovee LeahLovee 16-17, F Mar 28

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    why am I such a **** sometimes!?
    alexthebass alexthebass 18-21, M 3 Responses Mar 28

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    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=25c2Wz70Gbo
    JustBeYourSelff JustBeYourSelff 22-25, M Mar 28

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    Temptation temptation everywhere..
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    It's whatever now. I'm taking medicine, it helps and sometimes it doesn't. Oh well, whatever
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    tired of fighting. tired of trying. tired of trudging though the muck of my mind and tired to fighting off the demons. tied of being strong. tired of forcing myself to keep going...
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