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  1. W

    Depressed and lost

    I have had depression my whole life, I've never been "normal" or had a "normal" life. That's OK because I've had many good times in my life too. Later I developed anxiety, and then not too much later after I developed PTSD from an abusive ex, 2 abusive friends, and 2 stalkers. I am safe and...
  2. Mayflower7

    Has anyone else developed diabetes type two while on aripipazole?

    I have a strong family history of diabetes, it seems there are warnings with aripipazole that it can cause diabetes. My fasting blood glucose was 14 mmols today, it seems my GP has now diagnosed me diabetic as well. Has anyone else developed diabetes while on this drug? My BMI is double what it...
  3. C

    My life is spiralling downwards

    Hello, first time poster here. Please can anyone help? I have had depression (took sertraline) twice before it have been ok for 5 years. However, events over the last 12 months have seen me finally slipping down. May 2016 my husband was made redundant. I had s casual job that I loved, but I...
  4. C

    feeling totally depressed, lonely and worthless

    I am new to this and opening up to people about how i feel is not easy. I have been through a lot of sh*t in my life and have a lot of problems due to these. I suffer from depression, PMDD, anxiety and to top it all off, i developed type 1 diabetes a few years ago. I dont feel of any worth to...
  5. O

    Hi everyone Ive struggled with mental illness for a while

    Hi. I'm new to this forum stuff. I hope to figure out more about my illnesses through this. I developed depression suddenly when I moved to a new town in 3rd grade, being put in new social situations. Relatively recently I've developed extreme attachment issues that seem impossible to break...
  6. D

    Extremely depressed and wanting to die

    Hi everyone, I am new to this forum and just wanted to talk to someone since I have been really depressed. It all been related to my teeth I had 5 extractions 4 were impacted wisdom teeth and canine inpacted on front teeth. Anyhow I was recently told I have two failed root canals on other and...
  7. C

    Have sudeenyl developed urge to self harm

    I am a new member and am really scared right now. I have developed a sudden urge to self harm in a specific way, which I am in no doubt is a response to extreme mental stress and pressure. It was triggered by attending legal conference last week as preparation for testifying in court. The...
  8. L

    I just found out my high school friend committed suicide. Did he suffer?

    I just found out my high school friend committed suicide. Did he suffer? My friend (who was 23) pleaded marriage with a young woman. When she rejected him for another man, he got very depressed. He threatened to hurt himself. One night after coming back to his home town, he sat outside during a...
  9. Gajolene

    Massive breakthrough in Scitzophrenia Research released today

    Genetic study provides first-ever insight into biological origin of schizophrenia Partial quote, click link for full article. http://www.broadinstitute.org/news/7823 Over the past five years, geneticists led by the Broad Institute’s Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research and its...
  10. A

    Depressed, life over

    Hello I'm over 40 years old and I've never been married never had a girlfriend and have no friends. I'm not smart as my siblings who are all successful and have families and high paying jobs. for this my family doesn't talk to me as I am an embarrassment to them(mothers words) I've spent my...
  11. Beergardenweather

    How far back can you trace your 'issues'?

    I've seen a lot of posts where people have said when they first developed depression etc but i honestly think I have always been like this since I developed conscious thought. I don't ever ever remember feeling 'normal'.
  12. B


    When I was in High School, we had a senior all night party with a hypnotist, and other activities. I was very curious to see if hypnosis really worked, so when I moved in with Bobby(my ex-boyfriend in 1991), we were smoking some pot, and I asked him to hypnotise me. So he did. I thought he...
  13. U

    quetiapine and diabetes

    hi so ive been on this drug for just under 2 months but ive heard it can cause diabetes so was just wondering is there anyone on here that as developed diabetes from quetiapine thanks
  14. valleygirl

    Pain in the A$$

    I won't blame anyone for not replying to this thread, because you must all be SICK TO DEATH OF ME talking about the same old stuff over and over again. I'm afraid that's gonna be me on this forum in the next 2 weeks, a great big pain in the ass. I had therapy yesterday, and now I won't see...
  15. Gajolene

    No regret tattoo's developed.

    Something I've never done is get a tattoo, because I have visions of being old and the tat stretching out of shape, losing all it's colour, getting a bad artist, or just regretting it years later. Now two Canadians have developed a two week tattoo that is 100% safe to use. This is something I...
  16. Gajolene

    Does anyone else here have Exema

    This is a new thing for me, I've always had sensitive skin and used all the mild and hypoallergetic detergents, soaps and such but over the last few months I have developed exema on one arm. It's leathery and bumpy and does blister so now I have bandaids to cover the spots to stop myself...
  17. R

    Confused about what is happening to me

    Hi all I'm new here and I don't really know what's happening to me at the moment. I'm 18 and developed extremely low self-esteem during my teen years and often found myself simply not wanting to live anymore. Now I have this constant worry about the future, I can't focus on anything that's...
  18. M

    Ptsd , Anxiety, tinnitus , fibro

    hi just joined this site as i thought i was only one suffering from these things .I had a bad incident in afghanistan couple years ago ever since then i have been having panic attacks daily and unbelievable pains all over my body been on mitrazipine and other meds to help but was given...
  19. Y

    scared to sleep. help

    I have been battling bad anxiety since last summer, but recently back in March I have developed this fear of sleeping. Its basically the fear of not being in control, I don't know why I have this, its completely irrational. Do any of you guys have any advice, and have any of you guys ever...
  20. C

    Can't stand party culture

    Sometime in middle school I developed extremely bad social anxiety, to the point where I could hardly talk to someone. This lasted through high school and to college (where I am now), but faded somewhat over time. I never partied or went out, but I've developed a sort of hatred for party...