Serious Mental Ilnesses

  • totheark.

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    I have Schizophrenia.
    I also have a split personality disorder (this and Schizophrenia are two different things).
    The two are incredibly serious mental disorders, yet while looking through the boards I could only find stories such as "my friend" or "I think I have".

    This is for YOU. If YOU have been disgnosed with something like his which is very serious, tell us about it. Rant. Get advice. Talk. Get support.

    I know from experience that sometimes, you need it. Let's hear YOUR stories.
    November 16th, 2008 at 07:47pm
  • Jessie in Calalini

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    I have been diagnosed with bi-polar disorder. I also have Panic Disorder and Clinical Depression. If it makes you feel any better, I have a voice in my head. But its not a scitzo-kind-of voice. It has a personality- yet I know I don't have split personality disorder because Id on't have blackouts. But I guess you can call her my alter-ego; Nikki. It sounds absolutely ridiculous, but it's the only way I can keep cool with this problem, is giving it a name. It's like all my bad personality traits stuck into a non-existant person, you know?
    Tell me; what's it like having spilt personality disorder? I'm insanely interested in the study of mental illnesses. What happens? How do you feel? Have you ever seen the movie Sybil? If not, you must see it!
    November 16th, 2008 at 08:01pm
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    Tell me; what's it like having spilt personality disorder? I'm insanely interested in the study of mental illnesses. What happens? How do you feel? Have you ever seen the movie Sybil? If not, you must see it!
    Don't worry, I've named mine, too. He's called Lenny. Yes, hes a he and I'm a she. It makes it VERY confusing.

    It's really weird having a split personality disorder. Sometimes, I don't completley switch and I blurt out things that I don't want to say and then realise when it's too late, which can be very embarrassing. But then other times hours and hours will go by and I won't remember anything, and when I come back to myself I'm in the middle of a conversation with someone that I don't even remember starting a conversation with. Also, my accent changes to a strong Belfast accent.

    It feels really odd ... almost likesleeping but you can sort of ... feel yourself doing things at the same time. It's hard to explain. It's almost like being drunk - you're aware but you're not, yet you know you're doing things.

    I'll have to check that movie out =D I've never seen it.
    November 16th, 2008 at 08:32pm
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    Tell me; what's it like having spilt personality disorder? I'm insanely interested in the study of mental illnesses. What happens? How do you feel? Have you ever seen the movie Sybil? If not, you must see it!
    Don't worry, I've named mine, too. He's called Lenny. Yes, hes a he and I'm a she. It makes it VERY confusing.

    It's really weird having a split personality disorder. Sometimes, I don't completley switch and I blurt out things that I don't want to say and then realise when it's too late, which can be very embarrassing. But then other times hours and hours will go by and I won't remember anything, and when I come back to myself I'm in the middle of a conversation with someone that I don't even remember starting a conversation with. Also, my accent changes to a strong Belfast accent.

    It feels really odd ... almost likesleeping but you can sort of ... feel yourself doing things at the same time. It's hard to explain. It's almost like being drunk - you're aware but you're not, yet you know you're doing things.

    I'll have to check that movie out =D I've never seen it.
    Sybil is about a woman who has at least twelve different personalities. Some of them are Marcia, Vanessa, Vicky, Mary... lots of them. It's an amazing movie. Maybe you could youtube it. See, I never black out so I know I don't have split personality. I don't know what it is.
    November 16th, 2008 at 08:43pm
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    Sybil is about a woman who has at least twelve different personalities. Some of them are Marcia, Vanessa, Vicky, Mary... lots of them. It's an amazing movie. Maybe you could youtube it. See, I never black out so I know I don't have split personality. I don't know what it is.
    Wow, that does sound really good. There's only one of us so far, I think. Just me, and Lenny. I know a lot about Lenny, because he's also one of the voices that talk o me. I have a lot of voices, about six or seven, but lenny is the only one who takes over.

    I don't know what it might be, either ... it might be a really mild form or split personality, or it might be something else entirely. I've been getting a lot of information from my Pyschology class, but I was actually diagnosed a while ago. I have a couple of journals on my Mibba about it, acually.
    November 16th, 2008 at 09:05pm
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    oh boy, I have PTSD. PTSD has a whole shit load of mental things going on. Such as, ADHD voices, bi-polar disorder, clinical depression, acute paranoia and more things as well.

    The voices I hear tell me things like no body loves me, and to do things like cut to make it all better. They tell me that I am unwanted and that it doesn't matter if I die. The voices try to take over.
    Disgust

    But also I have extreme anger issues. It gets so bad sometimes I lash out on innocent people.
    November 17th, 2008 at 06:49am
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    oh boy, I have PTSD. PTSD has a whole shit load of mental things going on. Such as, ADHD voices, bi-polar disorder, clinical depression, acute paranoia and more things as well.

    The voices I hear tell me things like no body loves me, and to do things like cut to make it all better. They tell me that I am unwanted and that it doesn't matter if I die. The voices try to take over.
    Disgust

    But also I have extreme anger issues. It gets so bad sometimes I lash out on innocent people.
    What's PTSD stand for?
    November 17th, 2008 at 07:57am
  • Geek.inthe.Pink

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    oh boy, I have PTSD. PTSD has a whole shit load of mental things going on. Such as, ADHD voices, bi-polar disorder, clinical depression, acute paranoia and more things as well.

    The voices I hear tell me things like no body loves me, and to do things like cut to make it all better. They tell me that I am unwanted and that it doesn't matter if I die. The voices try to take over.
    Disgust

    But also I have extreme anger issues. It gets so bad sometimes I lash out on innocent people.
    What's PTSD stand for?
    Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

    I don't have any major psychiatric disorders, but I did find out that my seizure disorder caused my depression.
    November 17th, 2008 at 10:07am
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    oh boy, I have PTSD. PTSD has a whole shit load of mental things going on. Such as, ADHD voices, bi-polar disorder, clinical depression, acute paranoia and more things as well.

    The voices I hear tell me things like no body loves me, and to do things like cut to make it all better. They tell me that I am unwanted and that it doesn't matter if I die. The voices try to take over.
    Disgust

    But also I have extreme anger issues. It gets so bad sometimes I lash out on innocent people.
    What's PTSD stand for?
    Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

    I don't have any major psychiatric disorders, but I did find out that my seizure disorder caused my depression.
    Your seizure disorder, is it epilepsy? My uncle has the same thing and although he wont admit it to anyone, he is very depressed. It's interesting to know something physical like that can cause such emotion damage. I hope everything works out for you =)
    November 17th, 2008 at 02:51pm
  • The Master

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    I had depression but I'm pretty much over that.
    November 17th, 2008 at 02:51pm
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    Your seizure disorder, is it epilepsy? My uncle has the same thing and although he wont admit it to anyone, he is very depressed. It's interesting to know something physical like that can cause such emotion damage. I hope everything works out for you =)
    It's not being labeled as epilepsy right now because I've never actually had a physical seizure (grand mal, or otherwise). My "seizures" are more like tics, and it only happens in my eyes.

    And it can cause emotional damage in more than one way. One would be the teasing from other people who just don't understand what's going on with you. I got teased a lot as a kid, and they would always try to imitate my tics, but it was done in a really mean way. Eventually, I just had to learn to ignore it. Another way it can cause depression is just from the brain itself. Because the electrical charges in your brain are firing wrong in the first place, it's more likely that you will have some kind of mental disorder along with epilepsy.

    So if you ever notice that a lot of anti-epileptic medications are also used for mood disorders like bi-polar, and depression, it's because they can affect the brain in the same way.
    November 17th, 2008 at 11:40pm
  • kafka.

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    Simple Alex:
    I've been diagnosed with bi-polar disorder and clinical depression.
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    Uh, how can you have both bipolar and depression at the same time?
    You either have only depressive episodes and then you're depressed, or you have both depressive and manic episodes and then you're bipolar.

    I was told I have, uh, depression or something along the lines of a mood disorder. But I don't think it's it, I refuse to blame my problems on a biological malfunction of my body. Or maybe I'm just in denial, I had a complete breakdown when I was first told I might have a personality disorder and even more when the possibility of having depression came about.
    I don't really talk about it, I'm well now. I know there are many others who've been or are experiencing a lot more pain than me, it's selfish to complain.
    November 18th, 2008 at 03:39pm
  • what the chipmunk?

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    I was diagnosed with psychotic depression when I was fourteen but I think that was very much caused by other 'issues'. I wasn't even that depressed, to be honest... maybe sort of... numb... but depressed? I think depression is more of a recent thing. To be honest, I hardly think I should have been diagnosed with psychotic depression but, yeah... maybe, but... I think it was quite an obvious side-effect, probably?

    Oh, the sense I'm making :mrgreen:

    I've been diagnosed with anorexia quite a few times :roll:
    I think I... grew... (haha, it's a pun) out of that, sort of-ish... I have no idea what I'm saying.

    Psychotic depression? Well, no... I'm always one or the other, innit? That was a meeting of mild symptoms, I guess, that some doctor picked up on? Or... oh gosh, sense.

    I've 'struggled' with some sort of depression for the past year or so. I haven't been diagnosed but I'd say I'm a lot more depressed than I allegedly ever was in the past. I suppose, on some level, I have reasons... I guess all the serotonin and lack of goals and whatnot caught up with me. It can get quite unbearable but I, hmm...

    I'm okay :-)

    I'm trying so desperately not to sound like some emo fuck or like I'm taking the piss, I think I'm failing on both accounts.
    November 18th, 2008 at 06:01pm
  • melancholy.

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    I don't have either of these illnesses but I am incredibly interested in them, I've even began a story about them.
    I read a really good, true life book about a women with 99 personalites.
    It's called When Rabbit Howls.
    It was hard to understand at times but so so good.
    November 18th, 2008 at 11:42pm
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  • smokingcaramels

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    I have a mild form of OCD. It's mild because it doesn't affect my life negatively (unless you count yelling at people because they like the number four or some other hideous number :roll: )

    I also am debating about talking to my doctor about the possibility of having SAD (seasonal affective disorder) because last year I went off the deep end during winter-time and I want to see if it was just the stress that happened during that year or SAD.
    November 22nd, 2008 at 12:23am
  • Angel_xo

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    I know you said "people that have actually been seriously diagnosed"
    but I'm just interested in this topic
    Hope you don't mind
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    Sometimes I wonder if I have a mild form of OCD
    Every time I see the floor dirty (in our sitting room) I have an overwhelming sense of fear and I just HAVE to clean it.

    When I'm cleaning it, I feel this huge sense of relief, it's such a great feeling.
    It worries me =S
    November 24th, 2008 at 12:14pm
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    ^ Sounds like a mild form of OCD to me, but I'm no doctor.
    November 24th, 2008 at 05:05pm
  • Jessie in Calalini

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    I know you said "people that have actually been seriously diagnosed"
    but I'm just interested in this topic
    Hope you don't mind
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    Sometimes I wonder if I have a mild form of OCD
    Every time I see the floor dirty (in our sitting room) I have an overwhelming sense of fear and I just HAVE to clean it.

    When I'm cleaning it, I feel this huge sense of relief, it's such a great feeling.
    It worries me =S
    You might just be a neak-freak though. Haha.
    November 24th, 2008 at 06:27pm