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  1. L

    My first post...a little long!

    Hi guys, I would like to share a few issues that I have because I am genuinely interested to see if these things affect other people. Most of the people I talk to look at me like I am some kind of freak, even some people who claim to have experienced mental health problems in some capacity look...
  2. D

    SO has difficulty breaking away from a down

    My significant other has long had severe depression, far worse than mine. What I've always done in a down spiral - and what I've always recommended to him - is to take a step back from whatever's causing the stress, distract myself, and come back to it later if it's important. But he's never...
  3. B

    Lets talk about the cycle of depression

    I've noticed that my depression occurs in cycles which Im sure many of you can relate to cycle 1: renewed hope, excitement for future, cheerful cycle 2: depression makes it way back in, slipping away, fighting to stay afloat cycle 3: implode, enter into major depressive episode, reach out for...
  4. K

    Binging in the evening

    So, it’s my first time doing anything like this but I’m starting to feel so frustrated... I’ve binged and purged through periods of stress throughout a majority of my life (25), though recently this problem has been escalating. I’ve had some serious issues with health anxiety and paranoia etc...
  5. R

    How do I break the cycle?

    I've noticed that I have this cycle. It consists of feeling down, low self esteem, paranoia that no one cares or people that do I question it, crying, no energy (I just want to lay here) and even get to the point where I just dont want to exist anymore. Then the next stage is picking myself...
  6. P

    Treatment options: strange case

    Hello all, I was wondering if anyone had any ideas or experience in regards to treatment options for the below. I don't quite know what it is. Symptoms started acutely at 19. There is a clear cycle and there are two phases to this cycle: A and B. Phase A is normal, or with marked reduced...
  7. B

    Don't know how long I can do this

    I can't get out of my own damn head. I wish I could just tune out and soak up everything like a sponge, but I don't even feel emotions the same way anymore. I can tell the difference between happy and sad but the actual extent of the emotion is so weak compared to years ago. Nothing makes me...
  8. L

    Questions for the cyclothymics?

    Hey guys, just a couple of questions regarding cyclothymia. Would love to hear personal experiences as I've probably read it to death. What are your hypomanic and depressed states for you personally? How often does it cycle? What made your doctors reach that diagnosis? There's more but I've...
  9. M

    Good evening everyone!

    Ok, I have already made a few posts and did a lot of exploring of the site. I greatly appreciate that after so long I was able to come across this place. I am a 44yo male from the US that suffers from major depressive disorder. Lucky me, it has been over twenty years that I have been dealing...
  10. nickybow86

    Visious cycle of depression and over eatting.

    Just when I start losing a few pounds my depression once again rares its ugly head and my sself worth plumets. The only time I feel good is when I eat. I'm not hugely over weigh (weigh 15st) and I'm 5"9 so I can pull it off (ish). I just feel so horrible in this cycle :cry2:
  11. Kerome

    Mindfulness and the sources of anxiety

    I was practicing my mindfulness and I noticed something: the anxious thoughts in my mind were being driven by me, I was actually kind of looking for these sources of anxiety. It was like I was seeking out sources of worry to think about, fantasising about them, what might happen, in fact kind of...
  12. shaky

    What am I?

    I'm coming to the conclusion that I don't fit any diagnosis I was told I'm schizoaffective back in 2011 - but I hardly ever have psychosis. I'm fairly sure I'm not bipolar (another suggestion from a psychiatrist), but my moods don't cycle, they are just crazy. Also have high anxiety And I'm...
  13. S

    Self destructive behaviour

    I'm really struggling to cope with my emotions and as a consequence I'm exhibiting self destructive behaviour. How do I even begin to get out of this negative cycle?
  14. C

    Anxiety and depression making a comeback!

    I've struggled with anxiety and depression all of my life. My anxiety shifts from one "genre" to another dependent upon the time of my life. I let my house get in a terrible state sometimes and it makes me feel guilty for my child. Like I can't provide a perfectly clean home. What is wrong with...
  15. M

    cycle that I cannot stop

    Hi, I'm very new here. I am usually a happy guy who loves life but I found myself about to attempt suicide. I was fortunate enough to snap out of it before I did something there is no going back from. My story is long so I totally get it if you don't want to read it. I know that to fix me, I...
  16. B

    Overwhelming rage and mania

    Hi all, I'm a 30 (in 2 weeks) year old husband and father of 2. I am brand new to the forum, and decided to seek this out due to a recurring plague of manic rage that I undergo approximately once every other month. It used to happen a lot more frequently, however, after having an episode this...
  17. cpuusage

    Old Souls and the Completion of the Incarnation Cycle

    Old Souls and the Completion of the Incarnation Cycle | Humans Are Free
  18. Killjoy710

    Screwed Up Again!

    I'm an avid SI'er and had been clean for 7 months, until something triggered me bad today. I self harmed and now I want to do it more, or worse, I just see nothing ever ending, sick of living the cycle of depression, urges and triggers. I hate that people tiptoe around me so not to "trigger"...
  19. cpuusage

    The Lion's Gate 2016 and the "Master" Cycle that Commences

    The Lion's Gate 2016 and the "Master" Cycle that Commences : The Opening of the Seventh Dimension on Earth | Starchild Global with Celia Fenn
  20. B

    Breakdown cycle

    Is there anyone who finds they go through cycles of breakdown? like every so many years? and they feel they are at square one and feel as if they have not learnt anything to prevent this cycle? Thanks all