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I Have a Disorder

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    I Have Dermatillomania

    It's an obsessive-compulsive disorder and it's simply put - skin picking. And everyone picks their skin one time or another. So I didn't even know I had a disorder until last night when I realized I spent 2h plucking hair (not scalp hair) with tweezers. And I thought I have a bad...
    insanitycuresboredom insanitycuresboredom 22-25, F Oct 19, 2012

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    i think i have a disorder

    or some disease. i feel like im thinking constantly and cant think. sometimes i think im depressed. i tend to not look people in the eye... sometimes i feel like something is after me. sometimes i see things that arent really there or i think i c them... or maybe im just tired...
    bubbles543 bubbles543 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 3

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    I have bipolar disorder

    and bulimia. I've struggled with an eating disorder since I was 16, and I'm almost 24 now. I was diagnosed with bipolar when I was 18, and I've been trying to figure out who I am ever since.
    bripolar bripolar 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    Only Two, But Sometimes It Seems Like More

    I have two mental disorders. Obsessive-compulsive disorder is the first. I've had it since I was old enough to process information intelligently. My parents tell stories of when I was two I'd compulsively line up my toys, put them into groups, organize my things, and be upset...
    chococat159 chococat159 18-21 2 Responses May 22, 2011

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    Just Found Out I Have Adult Add

    And it had answered SOOO many questions for me!  I've honestly thought I was going crazy & couldn't get anyone to understand what I was going thru the last few years, but I went for a neurophych test & just found out that I have very SEVERE Adult ADD.  I'm not...
    ManhattanAtHeart ManhattanAtHeart 31-35, M 3 Responses Nov 20, 2009

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    Depersonalization

    I have depersonalization,i would like to know  has anyone who has this condition experienced no taste!ThanksBcaz
    bcaz bcaz 36-40 Jun 5, 2011

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    Trichophagia

    I've been hesitant on facing the fact that I have a problem. I pick at my hair and eat it. It started about six months ago. And i personally have no idea what to do. It started with my just playing with my hair, and running my fingers through it to get out all the loose hairs due...
    xDRcx xDRcx 18-21 Sep 30, 2011

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    Hypothyroidism

    And finally, after two years, I think I've started to really get it under control.  :)  Yay!
    mj915 mj915 31-35, F Jan 14, 2008

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    647821097bbnmhb 647821097bbnmhb 18-21, F Mar 18

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    Many

     I have many disorders. But I don't let them get in between my life. i can't do that. Its better to keep the disorders away from normal life. So I can live my life normal just like everyone else. And I'm doing just that. And I'm glad I am doing so much better then before...
    XLunaXLovegoodX XLunaXLovegoodX 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 12, 2008

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    Like so many, I suffer from depression and am usually on medication for that, except that now I am pregnant and had to stop taking the meds.  This has worsened my other condition, compulsive eating disorder so am struggling a bit at the moment! lol.  How I would...
    Danika Danika 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 13, 2008

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    Actually

    I have a lot of disorders. I have generalized anxiety disorder, I have panic disorder, I have bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, Temporomandibular joint disorder, spinal stenosis, and Irritable bowel disorder.
    Warmthoughtsofyou04 Warmthoughtsofyou04 26-30, F 4 Responses May 24, 2008

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    I have Female Orgasmic Disorder.

    I don't have *******. My therapist at the time tried everything to help me but nothing worked. It sucks so much. I've never had a ****** but hopefully one day I will know and enjoy the feeling
    ReeseThompson0424 ReeseThompson0424 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 14

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    My Disorder

    I have Attention-deficit Disorder. If no one knows what that means is I can't concentrate on one thing. I have to do alot of stuff to keep myself busy so I don't get distracted anymore than I do already.
    deathpreventer deathpreventer 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 20, 2012

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    Not Just One

    i have many disorders and they all suck. i dont take any medicine anymore and its really hard i have anxiety bi polar disorder borderline personality disorder, depression , ADD, OCD, anger problems, like i said i have alot of disorders. and people make fun of me, and i lose...
    apml apml 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 16, 2012

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    From The Abuse As A Child And Adult These Are My Disorders And Learning Disabilities

    i get social security disability because i have low thinking capacety and depression. which came from the childhood trauma. i got adult ADD because of what the wisconsin doctors did to me while i was in labor thats another story i wrote on ep go read it. i got tested for ADHD...
    AppleCherry2013 AppleCherry2013 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 25, 2013

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    Trichophagia?

    I'm only 14 years old at the moment but bout to be 15...for like 2 years now I've been chewing/eating my hair and I'm worried.I never told my parents cuz they might think I'm joking but I'm not and I don't tell my friends cuz they might think I'm a weirdo. Lately I'm tummy have...
    Lylyon Lylyon 13-15 Apr 10, 2012

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    I Am Me

    Knowing who I am does that make you love me less When you finally opened your eyes and noticed the pain in my eyes I try to hide so bravely When you no longer just noticed my smile but saw the suffering behind my smile Do you love me just the same when you look into my heart and...
    Jay04Sch Jay04Sch 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 23, 2012

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    Just Feel Like Listing

    anybody have these in common? Ulcerative Colitis Irritable Bowel Syndrome Seberia-not really a disorder but wtf Bruxism some other skin thing... take lexapro slightly anemic slight heart palpitations when blood pressure high thin tooth enamel=fillings ALL the F'in Time...
    kasey kasey 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 24, 2007

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    what ?????

     I dont go by them(dis-orders and diagnosises) but put it this way 85% of the world is undiagnosid(meaning they have a disorder but they dont know it yet lol right) or has a disorder so basically were all crazy please really dont believe what they tell you go with your...
    PRETTYGIRLHATESTHEWORLD PRETTYGIRLHATESTHEWORLD 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 5, 2011

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    Actually I'm Not Sure If D...

    Actually i'm not sure if depression is a disorder or not i guess it must be because i was told i fall under the Americans With Disabilities Act now
    ihaveanameitsrick ihaveanameitsrick 46-50, M Jan 14, 2008

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    Eating Hair

    When i was 16 years old i started gainning a very bad habit when i was pregnant..for osme reason i craved my hair and i would chew it in little pieces and eat it.....months later inoticed i started loosing my hair and  my sotmach get bigger  theni couldnt eat food or...
    stephanie05 stephanie05 16-18, F 40 Responses Sep 13, 2006

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    Volunteers Needed For A Research Study On Self Injury

    Share your experience- Help increase understanding about self-injury! Have you intentionally cut yourself in the last 30 days? We invite you to share your experience by participating in a short online study. The purpose of this research is to examine health factors related to...
    ODUResearcher ODUResearcher 26-30, F May 21, 2012

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    I'm battling an eating disorder

    and it's just not going well. It's hard to believe I could ever live without ED. It's constantly there and I don't know how I could shake it off. It's gone too far, even my definition of succes gets set by ED.
    enzedanst enzedanst 18-21, F Mar 22

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    I had an eating disorder

    when I was younger, and the truth about these things is, they never really go away. And I think I'm having a relapse
    juliaangell juliaangell 13-15, F Mar 15

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    Mine Get In The Way

    I hate the fact that mine get In The way if everyday things. I don't like the fact that most times I don't even know what I am doing and end up ******* people off with out knowing what I did.
    Ali37sBrattyAngel Ali37sBrattyAngel 31-35, F Nov 24, 2013

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    A Growing List ...

    RSD, bursitis, arthritis, depression, etc. please read my stories under, "RSD and all it's glory," "better living via chemistry" as well as "the itis" ... it might not be much of one ... BUT it IS a life!  i'm learning how to enjoy it more and...
    AbbyNormal AbbyNormal 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 25, 2007

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    Related Experiences

    Gosh! Where to begin? So it’s fair to say that I haven’t been suffering for as long as some people with their eating disorders but I can’t dismiss the fact that I HAVE been...
    Thatgirl889 Thatgirl889 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 5

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    I am writing a journal of my research of fear & what I'm still experiencing of my Depersonalization Disorder Fear Very few people don't understand...
    Joman9 Joman9 16-17, M 4 Responses Aug 18

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    EP users and their character attacks.... I'm not a pompous *******, although that would be the reaction that I would expect from someone with BPD, as that is how most of us assess...
    Ajushi Ajushi 31-35, M 2 Responses Aug 8

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    I'm not sure where to start, but I guess I'll start off by saying I'm positive I have Depersonalization Disorder, but I am not officially diagnosed. I would like to share my...
    faithinmyself faithinmyself 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 9

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    I'm 16 and I've been suffering from a severe depersonalization disorder for just over a year now. At first I pushed it away as being tired, but when it never got better, we went to...
    xxChloeMxx xxChloeMxx 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 12

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    I can remember the moment and day when I was 15 years old and started my long journey with anorexia and bulimia the same way an alcoholic can remember their first drink. I started...
    scmichelle051 scmichelle051 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 2

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    Back when I was 22, I suffered from a really bad panic disorder. I had the worst kind of anxiety out there. A panic disorder is the highest level of anxiety. I suffered from it for...
    kamishiro kamishiro 26-30, M 3 Responses Aug 16

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    Tonight, I have decided to reach out and find others like me. Others with Conversion Disorder. To this day, I still battle with the tics and tremors that made it so I quit high...
    bluestocking18 bluestocking18 18-21, F Aug 19

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    Yes i believe so. But not as a disorder, just the different way i think and act in different situations and around different people. I think we all have them, but usually we don't...
    MayaMoonShadow MayaMoonShadow 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 2

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    When I first entered this site and looked for eating disorder support and help I came across some entries. All of the responses were for 'pro-mia pro-ana' ........ Can I please...
    caitcaitc caitcaitc 18-21, F Aug 14

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    So basically i have an eating disorder and i think my teacher was figuring out that i had one and i need to know if you guys think that he started to figure it out or not. At lunch...
    flowerqueenx flowerqueenx 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 20

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    Hello, I’m Dr. Horace S. Browntrout, and I’ve just written a hilarious spoof of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders (DSM). It’s called Mental...
    DocBrowntrout DocBrowntrout 26-30, M 5 days ago

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    I debated wether to join this group or one that uses the term "might have" an eating disorder. I've studied it. Logically I know I do. But sometimes I feel just utterly paranoid...
    danii92 danii92 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    Check out this link!!!! New scientific research on BPD and how the brain functions for people who have been diagnosed with this disorder. Enlightening and informative. Hope this...
    kavlynn99 kavlynn99 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 5

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    I was looking through some old pictures, deleting a lot of them and I saw how thin I was in my prime... Gah. I always aspired to be thinspo lol and it looks like I am, for myself...
    KilljoyKitty KilljoyKitty 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 5

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    .....at least I think I do. I self-diagnosed today, next step is finding a qualified professional to treat me. I told my therapist and she was very skeptical. Made me feel like...
    cssoulsearching cssoulsearching 26-30, F Aug 13

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    It's kinda sad to read these other "experiences" of people who have dated someone with BPD. I guess thinking about it from their perspective it is a bit overwhelming to date...
    Yu12 Yu12 26-30, M 3 Responses Aug 15

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    I'm so scared, I just want my normal life back soooo bad. I'm 21 years old, and this all started to get really bad when I was about 17. I have an obsession with hair on my face and...
    sma1321 sma1321 18-21, F a week ago

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    My personal relationships are toxic and my emotions and reactions are out of control. I've known for a long time something is not quite right inside of me and I can't control alot...
    megjane18 megjane18 18-21, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    I was diagnosed with conversion disorder last November, and ever since then I still have no idea what to do about it. It's slowly been progressing since the sixth grade, and this...
    IvyBabbitt IvyBabbitt 13-15, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Having an eating disorder and hearing people constantly nagging you to "just eat" really sucks.
    bibaaa bibaaa 16-17, F 4 Responses Aug 21

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    I'm doing a presentation on BDD for my psychology class and wanted to see if there was any on on this site with some insight into this disorder. Does anyone currently suffer from...
    turnituplouder turnituplouder 22-25, F 15 hrs ago

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    I thought this visually summed up life in my Bipolar kingdom.I believe that "Bipolar" as a definition for this disorder oversimplifies the condition for those who do not have it...
    SShawnO SShawnO 41-45, M Aug 8

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