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I Have Depression, I Think

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    Genetics

    Is it possible for someone to inherit depression from a parent? I feel like that may be my case. I know I have chronic migraines because of my father (he's had them from 5 years old until he was 40). The first migraine I had was when I was at my kindergarten graduation and I...
    bubbleskrh bubbleskrh 18-21 1 Response Oct 14, 2010

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    I Don't Know If It's Depression

    but since I have doubts, I prefer to post. I know there're different ways to react when depressed, even if most commomly people cry or are apathetic. I'm none, am able to work, to enjoy, or relax. What makes me doubt is I don't do many things I usually like to do. I feel...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 31, 2008

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    How do you know if you have Depression ?

    Other than going to the doctors & getting diagnosed with it. I feel like I'm going through a phase, idk. I've been feeling like this for a couple months. I feel like it's been progressing though. I don't feel suicidal or anything like that but I just feel so sad & down all the...
    Jnicole19 Jnicole19 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    Who Knows Really

    i don't know how long I've been sad for. It has been a really long time though. I've thought of killing myself before. I cut myself. Just over time, it kinda goes up and down of how i feel. Sometimes i feel like dying, other times I'm just not very energetic. I've looked at...
    jaisikae jaisikae 26-30, F 4 Responses Aug 9, 2007

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    I just always hate myself i cry to much

    and on multiple occasions have tried to kill my self. And i still am. I know the person i like will never like a person like me, and that makes it worse. Moreover my family is having money issues.i literally cant even deal with my life anymore! I just want someone to help me!
    eevee191 eevee191 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 25

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    My doctor said I most likely have depression,

    and it runs in my family, so there's a good chance. Let's hope I never let it get to me.
    picses2222 picses2222 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    I'm not really sure if I have depression.

    I looked up what depression really is and how to know if you have one and yeah, I almost like have all the symptoms. From my loss of appetite and irregular eating disorders, I get sad or not in the mood always for no reason, my anxiety issues, I overthink always, and a lot more...
    kyleaustin kyleaustin 13-15, M May 22

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    The Never Ending Tunnel

    It's there again. The dark tunnel. I can feel it. Just like you can see something out of the corner of your eye, i can feel it in the corner of my mind. Its dark, and empty and sad and angry and illogical. I hate it. But its always there. And it's getting closer. Because i just...
    jaisikae jaisikae 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 20, 2008

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    So I found this "game" through a website of

    mine. Its http://www.depressionquest.com/. It's kind of like one of those choose your own adventure books. And can you say trigger? Holy ****. I feel like I could have written the dialogue. Now I'm sitting here, crying, with my heart pounding, because I know EXACTLY what they...
    jaisikae jaisikae 26-30, F 9 hrs ago

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    I Often Feel Like Gollum - Soul Of The Shade

    Gollum moods, utter uncomfortable seasons like spring & summer (I call depression often 'black dogs' too and these seasons seem to intensify it...I even can't stand the heat, sweat like horse), too much lonelyness...Trauma & childhood abuse background, Ptsd...Low self esteem too...
    mcdreamero mcdreamero 36-40 Oct 4, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    I have depression and ive had it for about a year but im clean with no cuts. Although ive had suicidal thoughts and self harm thoughts everyday so my mom decided to put me in...
    KaylaBiskup KaylaBiskup 18-21, F 21 hrs ago

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    Too many people say they have depression. But really they are just sad or lonely. If they had it a Dr. would prescribe them a treatment (like I am on. I have to take an...
    Ravenbrook Ravenbrook 18-21, M Sep 2

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    my diagnosis remains unclear to me cause ive been diagnosed with so many things.But i do suffer from depression.I do cut and burn myself. And my anxiety though ive never been...
    Passionfruit3 Passionfruit3 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    That's what I thought when I read about Asperger's . I knew I had dyslexia. But I had difficulties that people with dyslexia don't have . So I thought co morbid . I wondered about...
    interlink2 interlink2 46-50, M Sep 7

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    I still remember my first crush clearly and i even know this isn't healthy. She worked across from me when i was 15 (AWkward years lol). Though this is an unhealthy obsession...
    SirKnight86 SirKnight86 26-30, M Aug 21

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    In sixth grade I started talking to this guy who liked my friend, he wanted me to see if she liked him and all, and she didn't. Because he isn't always the likebale type to people...
    PierceTheGreen PierceTheGreen 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 19

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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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    Can I just put it out there that all of the fcking 13-14 year old kids who are part of this and think "oh I'm sad cause mummy wouldn't buy me this" or "oh I'm so sad because I had...
    JPSmith24 JPSmith24 16-17, M 39 Responses Aug 28

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    I've been struggling constantly for well over a decade. The way I hear some people talk about depression, it sounds like they go through life normally and then fall into periods of...
    LokiStrife LokiStrife 26-30, M 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    I am in pain... I have depression, and my parents do not know about it... I can't take pills for it, and I can't drink alcohol... I sit in my room, crying with tears dripping onto...
    lXxEssentialxXl lXxEssentialxXl 16-17, F 3 Responses Sep 6

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    The term "battling depression" always seemed to serious to me when I was growing up. It just made the disease sound so much more severe in an almost innocent way. It started last...
    allidoisread allidoisread 13-15, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    There are times where I feel so worthless, so ugly, and so unloved that I've even considered suicide. After awhile, I get over it… but still. I feel like this problem has...
    SeanaO SeanaO 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 17

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    There was this vine that basically said if you idolize the teenage guy viners and are all " OMG YOU SAVED MY LIFE AND MADE MY DEPRESSION GO AWAY" you need help. And i have to agree...
    PurpleHart PurpleHart 16-17, F Aug 21

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    My mom told me that she's going to take me to a priest for my depression. She thinks I have a demon inside me and that's why I'm depressed.
    Fxckingdcne Fxckingdcne 13-15, F 15 Responses Aug 29

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    I'm going to say it..can you hear it...yes, that's right, the silence...the silence that's heard when someone just blurts out that they have depression. Blurts out because its...
    MistyMoon1 MistyMoon1 41-45, F 2 Responses Sep 2

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    I think one of the hardest things to do is to overcome the hate and disgust I have for myself. The self image problem Ive had for years that let to eating disorders to finding out...
    CammieBx CammieBx 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 9

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    Simple, should I give up on girls in general and be alone for the rest of my life. . I am a 21 year old virgin . I have depression and social anxiety disorder . I have never had a...
    Somebodycares Somebodycares 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    I have bags. I think that my bags are beautiful and are a wonderful feature I want people to notice. I think that all bags are nice, not just mine. It shows that I don't sleep...
    Blandeath Blandeath 13-15, M 1 day ago

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    I'm an empathetic person towards others' feelings, but I don't think women feel men have feelings, or think they should, if they do. I've had a lot of occasions where women are...
    Thediary Thediary 26-30 6 Responses Aug 23

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    It's like I have a permanent thinking cap on my head. I can't stop these thoughts running through my head, and I just pace and pace and pace. Sometimes I just want to sleep, ya...
    GetYourFreakOn GetYourFreakOn 16-17, F 3 Responses Sep 9

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    Stated my new jobs 19 minutes ago(was a hour early) so far so good. Drank a bit too much coffee at 3am tho. Lol now I have the burps think I'll skip coffee tomorrow. Cross your...
    CookE114 CookE114 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 25

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    a little over a year ago my mother left me in the hospital for 9 hours before during and prior to an emergency procedure of where I was rushed in because I was throwing up blood...
    reaching4theshore reaching4theshore 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 30

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    I have a pet rabbit. If I didn't have him, I think I would be without any friends (other than God and family).
    LeahlovesGod LeahlovesGod 16-17, F Sep 8

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    I use to value the truth and be proud I held up to telling the truth no matter how hurtful but I have slowly built a web of lies. I am so shameful. I am married to a man and have...
    lilMsOakTree lilMsOakTree 46-50, F Aug 29

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    I dunno what to do right now. My mind is so all over the place with all the things that is happening lately. I have no job for a year now. I keep on looking around and passing...
    Finderskeeper Finderskeeper 26-30, F 1 Response 34 mins ago

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    To Medicate - or Not. I hope my story & experience can help someone else that is struggling with Anxiety and Depression and is worried about taking medication. I think I have...
    ALynn007 ALynn007 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 18

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    To Medicate - or Not. I hope my story & experience can help someone else that is struggling with Anxiety and Depression and is worried about taking medication. I think I have...
    ALynn007 ALynn007 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    I've been in denial and keep pretending to think that I'm cured of depression. Even though I like to think that I'm much better and depression is no where near, I know deep inside...
    ponycupcake ponycupcake 18-21, F Sep 3

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    Depression. We feed our minds that we can not do things, that there is no solution for the problem. We think that we are not worth the effort, not worthy of anything. Our...
    TheChosenOne32 TheChosenOne32 22-25, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Depression and anxiety runs in my family. My dad had it and committed suicide last year. Of course, he had some other issues to deal with so it wasn't just the depression for him...
    shyslh shyslh 22-25, M Aug 24

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    I need to say something. Please realize when you tell a depressed person (who actually suffers from true depression), that "things will get better" or "you have people that care...
    Jpeavey Jpeavey 41-45, M 9 Responses Aug 27

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    My shrink just told me I'm suffering from depression...as I reflect on my life over the last several years I think that some of my issues stem from depression. I still think the...
    Pathouslourds Pathouslourds 46-50, M 2 Responses Sep 6

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    Is depression a choice? Well. I’ve been thinking about this and I’ve had a fair few debates about this. Now I’m not here to spark a debate or anything, I just want to share...
    Larutan Larutan 18-21, F 14 Responses 6 days ago

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    Nothing has treated my depression as well as ECT. After years of battling debilitating depression unsuccessfully with medication and therapy, I elected to undergo ECT this past...
    PrettiestInPink PrettiestInPink 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 17

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    i can remember the day i first experienced severe depression very clearly . i was 10 years old . being mixed race , i did not belong with any group (im latina and filipina) . noone...
    Chulazon Chulazon 31-35, F Aug 20

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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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    When I explored 'picks' I saw a lot of posts about Robin Williams, so I thought I'd share this post I wrote on Facebook a couple of weeks ago. I was surprised how many likes it got...
    Dannage Dannage 36-40, M 5 Responses Sep 7

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    I had another story up on here about when I was molested, but then decided if I am going to make a habit of posting my life stories on here, that story is not the one I want to be...
    Shellback1992 Shellback1992 41-45, M 3 Responses