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I Used to Battle Depression

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    Things Have Changed

    I stopped taking meds over six months ago, and I haven't felt the need for pharmaceutical support. The experience of tapering off the meds was just as much an effort as finally realizing that I needed help with depression. It was physically painful. But since this...
    anisagonige anisagonige 22-25, F Feb 3, 2009

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    I Used To Battle Depression

    Battle depression,I used to,No more,I’ve changed,Got a grip,I’m in charge,Not depression!
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Nov 25, 2011

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    I'm Thinking Half-full...

    It's been a few months since I've stopped taking any medications at all, and I seem to have suffered very little for it.  I don't know if it is because of the changes that are happening in my life, or if it is just a temporary 'calm' before a major storm, but my days of...
    zenandi zenandi 31-35, M 3 Responses Jan 12, 2008

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    I'm so glad that I seeked help

    and I'm now a lot happier and healthier:)
    mojoxoxo mojoxoxo 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 2, 2015

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    Life wasn't easy during my late teen years.

    I grew up in a toxic environment, my father was abusive, and my family had literally rejected me after they found out I was an atheist. My childhood was not the worst possible scenario, but it was still awful. This led me into a year of depression where I was alone and broken...
    LaurenJFisher LaurenJFisher 22-25 1 Response Dec 9, 2013

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    CAR Accident

    AFTER MY CAR ACCIDENT, DID'NT REALLY KNOW HOW I WAS GOING TO COME TO TERMS WITH WHAT HAD HAPPENED TO ME. BATTLED FOR ALONG PERIOD ABOUT 8 YEARS TRYING TO REPAIR THE DAMAGE I HAD DONE TO MYSELF, NOT FOR CAUSING MY ACCIDENT BUT FOR BEING IN THE WRONG PLACE AT THAT TIME. REALISED...
    MEGAVIC2 MEGAVIC2 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 31, 2009

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    Part of the reason I have been able to overcome this recent battle with depression is being on here, seeing that I am not alone, resisting the urge to isolate, seeing so many...
    NatalieR13 NatalieR13 31-35, F 3 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    another rough day.. but it's okay. just had a nice dinner and took a hot shower.. tomorrow is a better day and i will win this battle 🔥
    klasik klasik 26-30, F 5 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    I feel like depression is slowly becoming a trend in society, where teenagers think it's cool. It's almost like everybody just EXPECTS teens to be depressed, like its normal...
    bflyboo14 bflyboo14 16-17, F 4 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    Made a breakthrough of sorts today. Apparently, I have an "inferiority complex." At first I didn't really see it, but the more I thought about it, the more it made sense. I used to...
    CloseButNoGuitar CloseButNoGuitar 26-30, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Isn't it interesting how, eventually, a person can fight this battle so long that they can predict every move the enemy will make? More interesting is that even knowing this, I...
    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 46-50, F 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    I battled depression. My best friend, however, battles depression. I'll start at the beginning of the story, when I was 12/13. I met this boy who would turn out to be my best...
    Plouton3600 Plouton3600 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I really think the exercising is making a huge difference in my mood, and I am finally overcoming my seasonal depression this year! The image above shows a spreadsheet summarizing...
    JoannaBe JoannaBe 41-45, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I just started a new job a couple of weeks ago (temporary contract), and I hate it! Most people would like sitting down, doing practically nothing & get paid for it but I am the...
    IX00I IX00I 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    MAKING A DIFFERENCE! Good morning to all, hope your day is going well. I am thankful to wake up in the morning, I so dread the nights. Sometimes it is hard to see Gods plans for...
    Bobbyjeanc Bobbyjeanc 61-65, T 5 days ago

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    Yesterday , after four year of depression and anxiety i decided to go to the Doctor But i used to feel pain in my heart and trepidation ,so i went on to Cardiologist because i...
    itshardtofindtruelove itshardtofindtruelove 18-21, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Is it a mystery why "I Battle Depression" is like the most popular thing on here? For my fellow Depressees... I hope this can be a light in your dark tunnel... Or maybe this is...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I haven't written anything for a while... recently with stress on my job, my depression has gotten worse... I wake up with tears in my eyes.. I'm not crying but the tears are just...
    SelfishShellfish SelfishShellfish 36-40, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I am currently slipping back into depression, but I have a question concerning someone else. My girlfriend used to cut, and hadn't done it for a couple of years. Long story short...
    Sheepdog47 Sheepdog47 46-50, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I find in my own depression over time there were roughly three or four distinct stages of depression, and different things worked or did not work depending on which stage I was in...
    JoannaBe JoannaBe 41-45, F 1 Response a week ago

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    God bless everyone who is trying to get back into the swing of things after depression hit them hard. There isn't enough recognition for us who know we are going to want to give...
    MissQueenB MissQueenB 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 30

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    I have been struggling with depression my whole life. Even as a child I was unhappy, lonely and I hated my life. When I was 16 years old my dad committed suicide and the pain was...
    IamDrinac IamDrinac 56-60, M 2 Responses Jan 29

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    I look and I see people changing left and right. Some get confident and become themselves and some where already. Some are in deep water but are floating, even if they aren't on...
    RoamingStone RoamingStone 22-25, M Jan 29

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    I HAVE MADE IT! I was feeling depressed lately because of my health and not being able to do anything for myself anymore. I can't even get in and out of the bathtub to get a bath...
    Bobbyjeanc Bobbyjeanc 61-65, T 2 Responses Jan 28

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    People think Depression is sadness and crying but people are wrong Depression is the constant feeling of being numb being numb to emotions being numb to life you wake up in the...
    SophieSophLJ SophieSophLJ 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 28

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    Okay so thought of another thing apologies for being annoying in advance but is it just me or is keeping up a conversation when your Depressed extremely difficult because i can...
    SophieSophLJ SophieSophLJ 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 27

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    I get really worried that i post in this group too much but i don't know where else to go most of the time Anyway i just posted about this topic in the Anxiety group but this is...
    SophieSophLJ SophieSophLJ 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 27

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    Depression sucks, right now I'm wading through a bought of depression/anxiety. Literally one moment I feel fine, the next moment my chest is wrenching with anxiety. I know the...
    RobertE22 RobertE22 31-35 Jan 27

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    The most common misunderstanding about depression is that you constantly need something bad In your life to be depressed, depression doesn't necessarily work like that. Anything...
    bflyboo14 bflyboo14 16-17, F 4 Responses Jan 26

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    No longer truly a battle, but an acceptance of it. Depression is a part of me, just like my arm, so I deal with it like I do with my arthritic elbow
    donontario donontario 61-65, M 3 Responses Jan 26

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    And here I thought I was finally over my depression but noooo winter just had to come. I've been diagnosed with S.A.D (seasonal affective disorder) but I used to have major...
    jess965 jess965 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 25

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    I wish suicide didn't make sense, but it seems to be the only answer I have to existential depression. I'm not unhappy with who I am, where I am in life, or any personal reasons...
    CynicalHippie CynicalHippie 18-21, M 6 Responses Jan 25

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    At 1 minute old I experienced the death of my identical twin sister. Our umbilical cords wrapped around her neck and she died. At 3 years old I was hospitalized for 2 weeks because...
    pguadalupe pguadalupe 16-17, F 6 Responses Jan 24

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    And I hide it with a smile every day. My mom is the only one that knows about what's going on. She battles depression as well so we can always relate to each other. Other than her...
    relatetokate relatetokate 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 24

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    I'm well aware that i'm going to spend the rest of my life suffering with depression. As bad as it's been at times, it's thought me a lot of valuable life lessons. From it I've...
    Ottway23 Ottway23 22-25 2 Responses Jan 23

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    I fell into depression back in sophomore/junior year of high school. I was dating a guy that many people thought were out of my league. The voice in my head always told me I was...
    tifahau tifahau 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 23

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    So, i finally asked my bf of 3 years, to leave my life. He wasnt a monster at all, he just wasnt meant for me. I waited about 2 weeks before i told the known world. As expected...
    chinaman99 chinaman99 31-35, M Jan 22

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    I think my depression started when i was younger, when i was 7 i witnessed my dad trying to strangle my mum..we kept having to move house and schools to get away from him. It got...
    Outoforbits Outoforbits 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 22

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    This is about the times I was recovering from my long drawn depression. Of course, I don't have to state how your mind functions during depressive times and raises 1000 different...
    kasiyat kasiyat 26-30, F Jan 22

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    I don't think some people truly understand depression. Sometimes depression isn't something you can just get over. It's a lot more complex than that. As someone who has battled...
    Tutu7 Tutu7 61-65, F 11 Responses Jan 21

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    I am going to say a few things that may be controversial: (1) Just because we can come up with a plausible explanation for why we are depressed does not mean that this is the...
    JoannaBe JoannaBe 41-45, F 8 Responses Jan 21