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Possible mood disorder or just bad times

Postby DamagedSpaceCat » Tue Feb 14, 2017 6:27 pm

I hope someone can help me. Some days I feel totally hopeless. I don't know the root issue or how to deal.

I was recently given mood stabilizer. Anyway often I get so depressed that I long for death. I cry a lot and one day I didn't get off the couch except to use the restroom. These days are interspersed with times when I start to feel hopeful again, usually only for a short period like a few minutes or a few days, and start a new plan to make things better. I feel optimistic and have ideas I want to try. Then I "crash," because I feel quickly overwhelmed and negative or because the plan didn't work. I've come to fear hope because whenever I try to pick myself up I always fall again and it hurts so much. So I think I'm on the brink of numbness so I don't have to hurt anymore. Then I think I'll never get better.

I don't know if the mood disorder conclusion is correct.. or maybe I'm just scared of it.. but I got an engineering degree 4 years ago and no one would hire me, moved 5 states north a year ago, have had many financial struggles the past 2 years, used to love making art and now I can't stand it .. so I feel purposeless, passionless, often worthless.

I feel I've tried dozens of solutions for all these possibilities.

Do you think this is situational or other? What can I do?
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Re: Possible mood disorder or just bad times

Postby Goodboy » Thu Feb 16, 2017 3:45 am

I would tell a psychiatrist what you wrote here. To me it sounds more like depression. Does everyone around you seem happy? And do you think why can't you be that way too? It's a common sign. Along with mental fog or inability to make decisions. I've been through it myself and it took a while for an antidepressant to kick in, but when it did it lifted the feeling of hopelessness in one day
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Re: Possible mood disorder or just bad times

Postby Winteriscoming » Thu Feb 16, 2017 3:02 pm

This sounds a lot like the problems I've had with the depressive part of my disorder.
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