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Exclamation I need help.... - September 4th 2017, 09:53 PM

I am going to be 17 years old in next month. I am very confused with my severe mood swings....i have been clinically diagnosed by depression and anxiety...i dont know when this depression started but it started to hamper my studies since 5-6 months....since 2 months i have been having severe mood swings...one moment i am happy but most of the time i am depressed...i cant get out of my bed....i hve very heavy bouts of anger in which i am not even sure of what am i doing i cut my hair few days ago and i usually hit my parents and say hurtful things i am not supposed to say....i have been on anti depressants since 3 months and i have been taking sleeping pill at night but it doesnot have any effect bcoz it makes me hyperactive and more talkative...my parents tell i am just using depression as an excuse to run away from reality...my mood changes so much that at one moment i imagine my future talking to people i know and i dont know and my life is all good but most of the time i am suicidal and feel worthlessness....i also cant talk to people who used to be close to me...i start to have anxiety and nauseatic feeling.....i have switched off my phone and cut off all my social accouts bcoz i dont want to talk to my 'friends' but at the same time i get angry and depressed why dont they contact me? i dont know what i am feeling...sometimes i am blaming myself and sometimes i am blaming others.....i get hurt by small comments by people which causes me to be aggression...i read comics at net to reduce my aggression but my parents say to me as a net addict?/i dnt know whati am even suffering frm??my parents tell i am enacting all the symptoms so that i can use net...i dont know what to do....
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Re: I need help.... - September 5th 2017, 08:50 AM

That sounds like classic clinical depression, or possibly bipolar.

Sorry your parents say it's just an excuse to run away from reality. Depression is a very real disorder of the body which affects the mind. I've been there myself and I've since met a lot of other people who have the same or similar issues.

I'm glad you are trying antidepressant medications. Keep trying different ones until you find the one that works for you. I had to try a dozen different ones before finding the one that works for me. It took a long time! I quickly knew when we found the right one. The others didn't do much, or just had side effects, or I felt nothing, or weird. The right one for me soon things just started slowly getting better and better.

Sorry your parents don't understand. They need education about this. Or maybe there's a local NAMI chapter in your town. Or a local DBSA group. Depending on where you are, there may be some local groups. Sometimes churches have them. Oh, possibly a Celebrate Recovery, which is church based. It's primarily for addicts, but I've been to a few of them anyway. (Why should addicts get all the good groups? If only I could drink alcohol...)

There's a story here that might help:

I remember it also affected my schooling. I got permission to take a lighter load once I brought a note from my doctor. I also felt like my smarts were in the hole, like I just had trouble thinking, and maybe I wasn't very smart after all. But once I got the depression fixed then I became smart again. I also felt 'normal', which was something I'd not felt in many years.

For me I have a hard time socializing, and I ended up isolated, which was really bad for me. I learned about various support groups, and they helped me feel not so isolated.

I had a stressful childhood. I think my brain just broke from stress and isolation the summer I graduated from high school. Meds eventually fixed it.I was fortunate to have a lot of support from my parents who are the ones who actually convinced me to go see a psychiatrist doctor. I also had a couple close supportive friends.

Still it was long and, I'm kind of glad my memory isn't very good because it's not something I would want to remember anyway. (Though every time I get depressed again, my brain goes back to Oh I've been depressed like forever in the past. But then I feel better, and don't think those things anymore. It's weird. Reality is weird. My reality changes so fast, I'm pretty sure it's not the world that's changing, it's just me. The problem isn't with the picture, the problem is with the camera.)

I'm glad you can read comics to relax.

Yes it's a real medical illness that is treatable. That's the good news. There are so many different antidepressant medications nowadays there's bound to be one that works for you. Finding the right one may take time.

In the mean time, when I'm depressed I just do whatever it takes to cope while I wait to get better.

Best wishes. I hope you feel better soon!
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Re: I need help.... - September 5th 2017, 02:40 PM

well, there are many ways to deal with depression, but that is better to ask a specialist
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Re: I need help.... - September 15th 2017, 10:54 AM

Yeah, one has to learn to deal with it!
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