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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 4 Responses May 6, 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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    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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    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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    hi.i have a beautiful daughter 1 and half month old.and i am trying v hard to get these emotions and thoughts getting out of myself but its just nt happening.ever since she is born...
    motherA89 motherA89 26-30, F Jan 16

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    Life You want at the moment, you get Two become one You dream You give You laugh You feel Together you bring forth life Your life is no longer your own You love You give You pour...
    SecretEscape SecretEscape 36-40, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    If you're suffering with depression please watch this http://youtu.be/4Gp0QIXG4Aw
    jon5400 jon5400 18-21, M Dec 30, 2014

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    http://youtu.be/4Gp0QIXG4Aw please watch this if you are fighting depression
    jon5400 jon5400 18-21, M Jan 5

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    When you're at war with yourself; no matter the outcome, a part of you loses.
    Sewmuch2do Sewmuch2do 41-45, F Jan 7

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    Bad Days. Where do I go from here? That is the question I continue to ask myself. I feel like I'm stuck. Healing is the ultimate goal, but how do you know when you've reached that...
    willowsweep willowsweep 22-25, F Jan 16

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    I feel like **** and feel so fuckinga noyed and paranoid and ****
    lovelinessbathes lovelinessbathes 31-35, M Dec 31, 2014

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    I just want to say be who you are and don't let anybody put you down
    jon5400 jon5400 18-21, M Jan 7

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    If you're suffering please watch this http://youtu.be/4Gp0QIXG4Aw
    jon5400 jon5400 18-21, M Jan 7

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    http://youtu.be/4Gp0QIXG4Aw please watch this if you're suffering please
    jon5400 jon5400 18-21, M Jan 8

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    http://youtu.be/4Gp0QIXG4Aw if you're suffering please watch this
    jon5400 jon5400 18-21, M Jan 10

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    Literally I have two forms to fill out & then I'll be able to submit my hw into my instructor ... But here I am on ep lol
    QueenieV QueenieV 22-25, F Jan 11

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    I'm in college and I'm supposed to graduate next year if I can hold everything together and not lose my mind. Everyone around me is successful and has their career goals already...
    AnnaSays AnnaSays 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 28, 2014

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    Lately I've been struggling with my depression, it's been getting to a point where my suicidal tho have kicked back into high gear. I've never felt quite as hopeless and useless a...
    EpicChick22 EpicChick22 18-21, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I've battled depression most of my life, but it was never so bad that I would try killing myself. Well, until my grandpa died in 2006, he and I were really close, since then I've...
    ShadowCatt ShadowCatt 18-21, M 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    Depression has been a part of my life since I was 11 years old, when I was diagnosed as Manic Depressive and prescribed Sertraline (Zoloft) to help manage it. Since then, it has...
    Boulier Boulier 18-21, F Jan 18

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    Does anyone deal with agitated depression? Sometimes these feelings come across me and they are so strong and scary. Anyone else have any insight or tips?
    candywave candywave 26-30, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    This is the time when my depression got the best in me! It's been so long from my last depression! I thought i am all cured until the beginning of this year! I had a huge fight...
    LovelyLilly13 LovelyLilly13 22-25, F Jan 13

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    This is the time when my depression got the best in me! It's been so long from my last depression! I thought i am all cured until the beginning of this year! I had a huge fight...
    LovelyLilly13 LovelyLilly13 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 13

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    I find it exhausting have so much going on in my mind, but no words or energy to express. I feel crazy with every thought that passes. I feel judged with every stare, pat or...
    honestcloud honestcloud 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    I need to somewhat write a rant or write down my feelings, I decided to do it on here, idk why though since nobody even gives a ****. It'll probably be long.. anyways. I feel hurt...
    shiannee17 shiannee17 16-17, F 7 Responses Jan 4

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    I share this in hopes that it will help at least one person. No matter what you're going through just know that there are more people than expected who can relate. Hopefully this...
    stargazerxo stargazerxo 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 3

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    Ever since I was born I've battled with depression my doctors don't know how to stop it when I was younger they tried putting me on so many meds and nothing has worked and I still...
    Scarsdontfade Scarsdontfade 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 11

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    I've battled depression and anxiety for 2 years and I was cutting for a year and never got caught until November and lost literally everything. I battled anxiety for 4 years and it...
    guitarboy0412 guitarboy0412 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 16

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    I was actually diagnosed with Bipolar depression not that long ago and I have recently been really depressed. I'm hoping that I'll fall back into the happy time soon. Today I've...
    thatredheadmetal thatredheadmetal 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Dear friend I want to share with you my experience with the mental health services in the uk I'm a dark skinned woman of Asian appearance .people often assume that I'm an Indian...
    lostsouluk lostsouluk 31-35, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    Dear friend I want to share with you my experience with the mental health services in the uk I'm a dark skinned woman of Asian appearance .people often assume that I'm an Indian...
    newyear15 newyear15 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    Please read, I have a question for anyone who suffers from mental disorders. But first, a little bit (briefly) about my mental health history: I was diagnosed with ADHD...
    ChantelSurvived ChantelSurvived 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 3

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    It is my belief that poor & improper nutrition in our modern day diets have had a huge negative impact on our brain health and mental well-being. In fact, it has been...
    Aimee17 Aimee17 41-45, F 18 Responses Jan 7

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    Hi my name is Michael Guynn and i live in Utah. I am 16. I have been struggling with major depression since 5th grade, before that I was a happy, normal kid. One day I remember...
    MikeyGuynn MikeyGuynn 16-17, M Jan 18

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    Picture me... I'm a trouble magnet. Each day nothing but seizures, fits of sudden random manic depression (example of this being: I'll be playing I spy with you and in the middle...
    iamFrightened iamFrightened 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 9

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    I'm just too tired... I've tried so hard to get rid of my depression, to keep my friends, I don't even use humor to deal with my depression anymore bc I can't I'm to tired to be...
    tisbutascratch tisbutascratch 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    Empty. That is more or less how I would describe how I feel. Empty with a touch of panic , sadness and pain, not physical pain of course just an indescribable emotional pain. I...
    SunnyI SunnyI 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 3

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    How do you deal with Ur depression?
    rainyday10 rainyday10 22-25, M 3 Responses Jan 5

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    Who else has more of a difficult time at night with their depression?
    rainyday10 rainyday10 22-25, M 5 Responses Jan 10

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    I was diagnosed with severe depression and anxiety last year, and I felt I was on the road to 'recovery' but it seems to be falling apart once again. I'm trying to motivate myself...
    OhLittleFox OhLittleFox 26-30, F Jan 11

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    Does anyone else experience difficulties in explaining how you feel with your depression? Or explaining why... My family always tells me it's only useless self-pitying that I need...
    iAmuHinamori iAmuHinamori 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 14

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    I’m losing motivation as each day goes by. My parents think I’m getting lazy. Nope, it’s not about laziness. It’s about being tired of life and losing that battle within...
    silent96 silent96 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 3

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    Dear friend I want to share with you my experience with the mental health services in the uk I'm a dark skinned woman of Asian appearance .people often assume that I'm an Indian...
    lostsouluk lostsouluk 31-35, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Been struggle with depression since i was 15,now i am 29.I was in and out of mental hospital 4 times.Therapists and psychiatrists didn't help. Those medications only turn me into a...
    Stephanieloveowl Stephanieloveowl 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    I've been diagnosed with bipolar depression and i have to constantly reassure myself that's its okay to be alone.
    williamshana williamshana 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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