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20 years of depression, OCD & fatigue. Help!

I'm a 22-year-old man diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome. For nearly 20 years I've suffered from major depression, OCD, debilitating fatigue and complete physical and emotional numbness. It takes me an hour to get out of bed in the morning because my legs won't lift. I try my hardest, then relax for a few seconds and then try again, over and over until it finally works. I'm on sick leave from school because of all of ...
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Self-care is a fulltime job, and I'm burnt out on it.

I'm so sick of looking after myself when I'm mentally "well", trying to constantly keep on top of chores like doing washing and keeping my room tidy, exercise, and eating well. that I barely have any energy for my future (like finding a job, working on my hobbies), Or relaxation time.

It seems like I can last a max of 3 weeks in a "good mental state" before I burn out and everything falls apart ...
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There is no self or individuality. Only emptiness.

We are nothing but empty machines following our genetic programming and our environment programming. This is something that science and buddhism have proven to be true. We have no self. It is a lie. I tried so hard to find counter arguments to this but found none. It is the truth. We are nothing but soulless copycats that just copy what other biological machines do. We have no originality. We just copy. Originality is also ...
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That really bad never-ending flu

Living with my condition is like having that really bad flu, except it never goes away. You just want to lie down in bed all day. It's a horrible existence.
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Misperceived rejection?

So... I struggle heavily with anxiety, including generalized anxiety and social anxiety. And... it is suspected I am on the autistic spectrum, plus my OCD-like tendencies make it very difficult for me to get out of my own head sometimes and really interact with others or socialize, and... I have been told I come across as very self-absorbed and I seem to be rude a lot when I don't mean to be, I don't even ...
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ECT is really helping

After today's ECT treatment I'm more energetic and I have less stuck thoughts. This was my fifth ECT session. My sensory perceptions are stronger as well. I'm also less numb and less depressed. I'm really happy that it's really helping. Hopefully with more sessions I will be well enough to return to a normal life.
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no credibility

The problem with being mentally ill is that you (I) have no credibility. Everything you say, every opinion, every like and dislike is measured as an aspect of mental illness. We have no voice. We are not heard.

I don't know what is in my "file" but it must be very bad. No one will listen to me. No one allows that I may know what I'm talking about. I can't get any type of ...
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Has anyone else experienced this?

I don't know what this is, honestly. I'm just trying to see if anyone else has experienced it, and if so can help me explain it to my psychologist.

For background bc I think this might be related, I'm recently (a month) discharged from a 5 month inpatient and just got discharged 2 days ago from a day program outpatient.

Basically, I've realized that whenever I hallucinate, hear unexpected sounds, see people do certain things ...
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Is someone deliberately making me feel guilty?

I find that in recent months, every time I speak to my grandmother, I come away feeling like I have done something wrong and I feel horribly guilty. She never specifically tells me I've done anything wrong but she has what I perceive as a disapproving, disappointed tone and a stern expression. I have to say I am actually fearful of her now and wouldn't dare ask if I've done something wrong.

I know this ...
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Blacking out, but not really

A while ago I started experiencing something odd: when I come into contact with something that is extremely unpleasant and hurtful for me (I don't really feel that it is, I have to recognize that it is, based on my previous experiences), I don't feel hurt, my eyes just close on their own and I sort of go limp. I'd compare it to blacking out, but I retain my consciousness. I'm just somewhere in my ...
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