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I Schizoaffective Disorder

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    This Is Me & I Wouldn't Change It For the World

       My life began when I was born in San Diego, but I didn't truly start living until I was fifteen.  The reason for this, is because I had started to show signs of having "mental problems" as they put it.  For years I asked myself why I couldn't...
    TiffanyRose TiffanyRose 18-21 Aug 6, 2009

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    I Married A Man With Sad

    I met John in 1998 and we fell in love.  We move backed to the mountains where I'm from and started our life together.  A year later we had a beautiful daughter.When I met John, he seemed normal.  He worked, we hiked and enjoyed the outdoors, but he did always get angry...
    greatadgirl greatadgirl 41-45 May 28, 2011

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    Acceptance

     My name is ysraal and I have finally been diagnosed with SAD and being honest with myself ,it fits and I accept this as my illness. This is what I must work on and work with the rest of my life. Although I am now 53 years young, I hope that I have many more years ahead of...
    ysraal ysraal 51-55 2 Responses Dec 31, 2008

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    3 Year Long Battle With Schizoaffective Disorder

    My issues started when I was 14 I would see these creatures that appeared to be made of shadows and I thought that there was something special about me to be able to see them when no one else could. Sometimes the sight of these creatures would be accompanied...
    louu louu 16-17 2 Responses Apr 17, 2009

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    I think it's time for me to come out and admit this. I was diagnosed at 17 with Schizoaffective Disorder. I don't like to talk about it much because it's very personal and it tends...
    Shinook26 Shinook26 26-30, M 2 Responses Sep 6

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    WHAT IS - A BREAK DOWN OF IT: Personality disorder involve patterns of behavior, mood, social interaction and impulsiveness that causes distress to the one experiencing them...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F 2 Responses Sep 8

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    I promised myself that when I felt that I had truly overcame my disorder, that I would share my story with those that are currently suffering Let me give a little background...
    dnicolee dnicolee 18-21, F Sep 2

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    Last edited 3 days ago by ElDelRey1 Sensory processing disorder Example of how visual, auditory and somatosensory information merge into multisensory integration representation in...
    ONEPIECE749 ONEPIECE749 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 1

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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 Aug 24

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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 Aug 27

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    I try. It get's so frustrating to continue to try to do things that you know you are going to fail at. I was diagnosed with Adult Onset ADD when I returned to college at 25. I...
    piprimate piprimate 26-30, F Sep 8

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    I suffer from anxiety disorder from my teens and the doctors told me that i had anxiety depression years and years i was taking drugs for depression in the end my brain analyse...
    blackweirdcat blackweirdcat 46-50, F Sep 10

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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 Aug 27

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    The urges are coming back stronger than ever and I'm going back to what I was doing before. I have 3 types of eating disorders, B.E.D (binge eating disorder) Anorexia, and bulimia...
    XxBadXVibesxX XxBadXVibesxX 13-15, F Sep 13

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    I do and I think that's perfectly okay because the disorders can sometimes be largely responsible for forming who the person is. What's wrong with just disliking certain...
    Cetacean Cetacean 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 15

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    I haven't written in a while. Not that there hasn't been anything to share. Simply that... I've been attempting to live my life without diarizing all of it publicly. I started...
    DanicaER DanicaER 36-40, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I'm on this site as a last resort and reaching out to others for help. Thank you for taking the time to read. I myself have PTSD and major depression disorder. I married a man that...
    Neverfirstforeverlast Neverfirstforeverlast 22-25, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    My life goes up and down, up and down constantly. I'm all over the place, never quite sure what I'm feeling at any given point. I've never been diagnosed, but my mom has bipolar...
    casuallyscreaming casuallyscreaming 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    I decided to say my story about my Depersonalization Disorder. I began to be really depressed when i moved away from my family and really good friends. I got into this horrible...
    AV12 AV12 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I battle bi-polar disorder. Each day is a struggle. Each day I do not want to get out of bed. When I leave my house in the morning, I do not feel well, something is wrong. I...
    chaoticallycosmosme chaoticallycosmosme 26-30, M Aug 23

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    I battle bi-polar disorder. I woke up this morning and after drinking coffee, I stepped out to have a smoke. I examined the state of my mind. My mind is a jail cell where the bars...
    chaoticallycosmosme chaoticallycosmosme 26-30, M Aug 24

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    I battle bi-polar disorder. I had a fantastic day today. I was able to overcome the clouds in my mind and focus all day long. But the clouds came back after I spent too much time...
    chaoticallycosmosme chaoticallycosmosme 26-30, M Aug 24

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    Especially anti depressants... Mostly because not only does it give you physical symptoms like nausea, fatigue, decreased appetite, headache, cold sweats, and tremors but it also...
    veeshybi veeshybi 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 25

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    And I hate adjusting to new medications...Especially anti depressants... Mostly because not only does it give you physical symptoms like nausea, fatigue, decreased appetite...
    veeshybi veeshybi 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 25

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    I finally have accepted the diagnosis of bipolar disorder 1 after being off my meds for two years..(I thought I could beat it :/) my episodes in the last six months have been so...
    smilecry81 smilecry81 31-35, F Aug 26

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    The thing I hate the most about Avoidant Personality Disorder is being in large class rooms. I can feel their gazes pick me apart with acute precision, and when I ask something I...
    DestinyEvelyn DestinyEvelyn 18-21, T Aug 27

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    It's the sixth month of my ED now. I've lost five kilograms , don't feel weak at all tho. The same routine continues everyday college, studies, work , home, the tiring cycle...
    CrushednBroken CrushednBroken 26-30, F Aug 28

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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 Aug 29

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    I've had an eating disorder in the past (November 2013 till June 2014) and just as I started to think I could just have a normal life again, the voices came back and everything...
    liana10 liana10 13-15, F Sep 2

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    I wish I had a sex drive. I have somehow recovered from depersonalization/ derealization disorder and feel really good, except I still don't seem to have a sex drive. I want to...
    reenab29 reenab29 18-21, F Sep 2

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    Can you ask me stuff on ask.fm my username is skinnydream_123. The link is http://ask.fm/skinnydream_123 thankyou. Preferably eating disorder related questions
    oliviiaxo oliviiaxo 16-17, F Sep 7

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    I think i might have an eating disorder. I puke up my food. I cry after I eat. And I starve myself. I'm too afraid to admit the truth to myself.
    sydthekid15 sydthekid15 13-15, F Sep 11

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    Who the **** am I????? I'm so beyond confused right now. It seems like since I got diagnosed idk what was really me and what was the disorder. My anger is irrational, I fall in...
    kavlynn99 kavlynn99 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 11

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    I don't have much to say about bipolar disorder, since I only really know about it from books. I'm pretty sure I don't have it, though the kids in my middle school were always...
    SuspendYourDisbelief SuspendYourDisbelief 13-15 1 Response Sep 13

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    I'm actually an alter in a certain someones system. I posted it here cause they post in the Dissociative Identity disorder experience. I don't think the host would be mad I made an...
    goatmother goatmother 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    hi just need to vent not feeling well i feel like im going off the deep end i dont like getting up in the morning anymore i want to avoid the night time when i get my cycle my...
    hannahabbie hannahabbie 46-50, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    It is another way for the mind professionals to blame the victims of bad luck bad upbringing poverty and general indifference. If PD was a valid way of making distinctions between...
    dispossessed dispossessed 46-50, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    My BDD was under control for one month and now it's back again. It was triggered after looking at my Facebook profile picture. At the time I uploaded it I really liked how I looked...
    fluffyunicorn fluffyunicorn 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I have several different disorders, and guess what. I don't give a **** about them.
    MixedUnicorn MixedUnicorn 16-17, M 2 days ago

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    I had a panic attack Friday night and was suicidal, I went to the hospital and the psychiatrist told me he thinks it's likely I have borderline personality disorder. If this is...
    Rosaalie Rosaalie 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    it wont help me i feel like im going of the deep end i get up and i feel like i cant do this anymore i cant stand the pain i wont open up ther eis no hope this is hell sorry its...
    hannahabbie hannahabbie 46-50, F 3 hrs ago

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    We have been working hard core on internal communication and cooperation lately and it has been helping but it is very stressful. The biggest stressor is knowing there are so many...
    mirrorhanyou mirrorhanyou 22-25, F 1 hr ago

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    And I'm crying right now. Just another extreme low once again. Happens to much. My bf texted me saying we need to talk. I know it's about the fact that I worry about him cheating...
    Rosaalie Rosaalie 18-21, F 54 mins ago

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    2nd day of no food. My brother said yesterday that if I haven't had a meal all day and just snacks then that's the equivalent of no food. I'm pretty sure he didn't take me...
    maydaysirens maydaysirens 13-15, F Aug 23

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    I starved myself for a week now, it's an emotional feeling that comes and goes. Today I accidentally ate and I wasn't hungry now I feel guilty and regret doing that.
    HaileyVogue HaileyVogue 13-15, F Aug 23

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    Starving yourself isn't that hard I think. If I ever get hungry all I do is drink warm water and I feel full
    maydaysirens maydaysirens 13-15, F Aug 24

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