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I Battle With Manic Depression

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    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 3 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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    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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    I have been on meds for 18 years.

    Was diagnosed with depression at age 16 then at 20 diagnosed with bipolar disorder. I have been on practically everything. Some do nothing. Some work for a while then just stop. I've been doing this constant trial and error with different combinations for 18 years now. Almost...
    jks1981 jks1981 31-35, F Jul 13

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    Some people don't like the term "battle"

    but it is a apt description when dealing with M/D, and you are in it for the long haul. I was diagnosed with it long before " bipolar" was used and M/D is a better description but enough with "labels". I am low on the M/D spectrum and deal with mania rather than manic episodes...
    Golondrinas Golondrinas 51-55, M 3 days ago

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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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    Theres an old saying. Somewhere. Im not sure what it is or who said it, but im certain one applies here. Its 346am, and im here typing this on my samsung. Theres a half drunk 6...
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    I really do hate it. I hate hurting peoples feelings and making them feel bad. It hurts me just as much seeing them like that. Espeically people I care about. :( But lately I've...
    Azena Azena 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    I promised that if I ever got better I would do something to help others in my situation. That was 34 years ago. I am just so happy to be well again. So much time has past that I...
    quickrush quickrush 51-55, M 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I have battles with depression nearly my entire my life!! Some days are worse than others!
    cynthiashortridge cynthiashortridge 31-35, F 8 Responses 1 day ago

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    I see tons of people on here talking about how depressed they are so I thought I would share this. I've battled depression for years, and I've been through some pretty dark times...
    flashysnail flashysnail 26-30, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I was Diagnosed with Clinical Depression at age 10, after my first suicide attempt ... I am still on medication, however I now only have minor depressive episodes thanks to the...
    ToopeBy ToopeBy 18-21, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Since I was about 10 years old, I have struggled with my weight. I have gone through periods of time when I refused to eat because I hated myself, I have gone through periods of...
    stellar3658 stellar3658 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    I have battled with depression for many years. With my doctors permission, I slowly weened off a high dose of effexor 225 MG .. I was just wanting to sleep all the time. I recently...
    angelanicole89 angelanicole89 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I, amazingly, woke up today with a huge, heavy, dark weight on my shoulders. I went from last night, whirring over the endless possibilities my life, relationship, future held for...
    Jessa3141 Jessa3141 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    every morning my daughter wakes up at 5:00 lack of sleep the night before along with the depression doesn't help I feel like there's a thousand pounds on my body holding me down...
    youngkinyteenmom youngkinyteenmom 18-21, F 8 Responses 3 days ago

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    .. ( whispering to myself... ) .. I think theres something wrong with me..... It shouldnt be so hard to socialize with people.. I shouldnt have to keep fighting moods... I shouldnt...
    sunpea sunpea 36-40, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I really want to kill myself. My life is going on horribly. My mother has psychotic depression, she has been on an affair for 9 years & has just recently stopped after being...
    mangoseed mangoseed 18-21, F 7 Responses 6 days ago

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    Dark grayish smoke fills the air, following the acrid stench of rotting flesh and burning wood, places the mood across the the battle field a dreary one. The earth is scarred black...
    FightingPhoenix FightingPhoenix 46-50, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    So this is what I posted on my blog. Depression is too complex and hard to deal with so I'm not saying I have the cure here or anything like that, but reading this MIGHT help a...
    asami13 asami13 16-17, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    I found something today... Depression does not always mean Beautiful girls shattering at the wrists A glorified, heroic battle for your sanity Or mothers that never got the chance...
    crazihilary crazihilary 26-30, M 5 Responses Aug 20

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    Been working on figuring all this out. 87 lbs gone. http://pinkelephantsisters.blogspot.com/2015/08/weight-loss-journey-nephew-adventures.html
    KandyFoxx KandyFoxx 31-35, F Aug 19

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    The title of this group is misleading... To be honest, everybody who suffers from legitimate depression will battle with it their entire lives, however having dealt with it for 7...
    cocojean cocojean 16-17, F Aug 18

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    I am definitely losing the battle with food addiction. I eat way too much and not because I am hungry. In fact, I can't remember the last time I experienced real hunger. I just...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 18

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    Hello need advice on clothes as I'm losing weight and I'm forty what style do I go for
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 17

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    I was proud 7 months clean But now I'm back at 0 😪
    thatgirl180 thatgirl180 16-17 Aug 16

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    About a month ago I took a hit of acid. It was the single most horrific experience of my life. Raw fear and terror, so much so that I honestly thought I was going to go insane. It...
    DevinJStafford DevinJStafford 22-25, M Aug 16

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    It first started for me in the 8th grade. It was a regular morning on a school day and I woke up dead tired, I could barley move. 40 minutes later I managed to stumble out of bed...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 16

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    I knew something wasn't right inside me at 10. I knew that yes I grew up with mean girls but that didn't explain all the things that my brain was trying to feed me. I know that...
    Starbuck82 Starbuck82 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 16

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    I'm off to no man's land if you want to find me go to the village called nothing they'll point you to a dinner called empty, there they'll serve you a cup of 2 am depression and a...
    keanukenway keanukenway 16-17, F Aug 15

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    I've been thinking... I don't think I actually have depression. Despite being sad and angry often, I don't really think the same way as depressed people. I think it is actually...
    NameIsMailbox NameIsMailbox 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 13

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    Recently i've been feeling like depression is just eating me alive. I have dealt with depression since childhood, depression along with PTSD and anxiety, I got diagnosed at the age...
    roseofthedevilsgarden roseofthedevilsgarden 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 13

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    I have been off all medication for 3 months. I feel pretty rough and can't leave the house. I tried to start a new job this week and couldn't go the second day. I have an...
    aqua3473 aqua3473 41-45, F Aug 13

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    My life has fallen to pieces. It all started last year. I began 2014 with strep throat..which led into the flu, which led into mononucleosis, which led into pneumonia. I spent my...
    meganthedreamer meganthedreamer 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    Depression robs you of your will to live, it robs you of all the pleasures you had in life, your interests. It makes you forget all of your dreams and it makes you forget the...
    antisocialno4 antisocialno4 41-45, F 3 Responses Aug 12

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    Haha wow I never thought I'd see the depression groups again. I guess it's time to share what's been happening since I've been gone for so long. So let me start from the beginning...
    evie2001 evie2001 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 12

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    If you were to meet me, you'd receive a smile, laughter, some funny jokes, and a feeling of positivity. But deep down inside, I hurt. Deeply. And you'd be none the wiser. I'm a...
    imjonny imjonny 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 11

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    I've had a depressive episode for some months now and my psychiatrist hoped the summer would help lift me out of it - but sadly, no😩. So she prescribed something new to augment...
    Lusite Lusite 36-40, F Aug 11

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    I've battled depression since childhood, diagnosed when I was 12, but have been suffering longer. Depression is terrifying. You no longer know who you are. You're lonely, scared...
    bstarqueen bstarqueen 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 11

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