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I find it interesting that no one can put a name to this.

I've looked everywhere. I've seen psychiatrists, psycho-therapists. I doubt it's OCD (obsessive thoughts, but I can't really call them intrusive), it can't be autism/Asperger's (repetition and limited interests, sure, but I don't meet most of the other criteria of autism).

I can segment my life in terms of UNHEALTHY "obsessive phases," where I obsess over one thing for any given time, give it my entire energy, all my waking thoughts, wear it out, see the ...
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This is how I feel. Am I borderline? Bipolar?

I'm from Europe, so pardon my english.

I'm 19 years old. Male.

I have never thought about the idea that I could have a personality disorder, or anything like that. I can remember though, that since I was very young I presented three "rare" characteristics:

- Low self-esteem when I interact with people, but I kind of think that I am smart, funny and stuff. It's weird, I feel like I have the aptitude but ...
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Being Very Normal

It really matters what we think of as ‘being normal,’ because we are collective creatures. We’re acutely receptive to group dynamics and sensitive to where we fit in – or the ways in which we don’t. No matter how much we praise individualism and see ourselves as unique we are, in fact, deeply influenced by our picture of what is ‘normal’ in our society.

This is a problem because our picture of what is normal ...
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I need help

Hi, I am new here and there is something I'd appreciate your opinion on.
I regulary visit my psychiatrist, take anti-depressants, go to therapy all that stuff. I know you guys here are no doctors, but still I need to ask you if you have any idea whether I might be misdiagnosed, or what.
Ever since puberty I have issues with being pretty moody, depressive as a teenager I was even physically self destructive and ...
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New here, looking for help/advice

Hello. I wasn't sure where to put this, reading everything is a bit difficult with words looking so small on my phone. But yeah, im just really lost right now and dont know what to do. I dont want to do the whole life story thing so ill keep it short. I was diagnosed depressed when i was 8, at 12 they said no wait he's bipolar. Got it from my mom it seems. Ive ...
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I know I'm messed up, but any specific label?

So, I'd like to hear someone's opinion on this, as it's sort of been gettin' to me lately. A certain amount of symptoms I've experienced sorta raised a red flag for me, and I dunno what the heck this is. I swear to baby Jesus that I haven't hidden any bodies lately.
Firstly, I'm good talking one on one, but I sometimes don't know how to continue conversations, and as soon as I'm talking with ...
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A weird form of bipolar?

Hey, guys. I'm not asking for a diagnosis -but- I am planning on seeking therapy and would like to, ideally, have SOME idea of what I'm dealing with here so I could get a therapist that specializes in what I might have.

I have mood/mindset swings that can last as long as a week before changing to a different mood/frame of mind. At my worst, I am depressed, self-loathing, irritable, over-analytical, very much "in my ...
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Are you a prisoner in your own mind?

Do obsessive thoughts control your life? Do you let them define you? Does it feel like there's no way out? Do you question who you really are? That's where I'm at. I'm 28 years old. I have been diagnosed with depression/GAD/OCD/Borderline (No longer fit criteria). I love to vent but I'm going to make this as quick and painless as possible. When I was 5 I obsessed about dying, and I didn't want to fall ...
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I hurt myself everyday

I do and scared to say how but I do. Started to do it years ago and really haven't stopped.

Ok here goes I don't brush my teeth and it has become a habit. I do it because of what I am to hurt myself. I really don't care anymore. I wish I did.
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medications and how the affect you!? *TW*

Hi,I am new here. So let me introduce myself. I am 17,I come from North America. Mental illness has been a part of my life from what I recall,starting in kindergarten. Back then we didn't have a diagnosis,however something was blatantly wrong. I attempted suicide at that age and hid for attention. Things went downhill when I was around 8 years old and got molested. From here I developed post traumatic stress disorder and sexual ...
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