Depression

Clinical depression is one of the most common mental illnesses, affecting more than 19 million Americans each year. Depression causes people to lose pleasure from daily life, can complicate other medical conditions, and can even be serious enough to lead to suicide. Unfortunately, though treatment for depression is almost always successful, fewer than half of those suffering from this illness seek treatment.

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Any report for using Latuda on a long period of time ???

latuda
  • By latuda · New reply April 2, 2014
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  • Has anyone been on Latuda for a long period of time ? I mean more than six months since this is a new medication. I have been on it for about 4 weeks now and the only improvement I can notice is that ...

Wellbutrin - Effects on libido?

Jim22
  • By Jim22 · New reply March 4, 2014
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  • Hi All, Just joined this group, but have been treated for depression since about 1987. My first episode was following removal of my thyroid for metastatic cancer. For the past 5 to 6 years I have been ...

still so dark and depressed

calypso73
  • By calypso73 · New reply February 17, 2014
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  • I spent a week in the hospital in Washington and it didn't do me any good ii fact it was a terrible peer experiencing, The staff was great but the girls there made me feel like i was relying on some of ...

suicide ideation/atitemt

calypso73
  • By calypso73 · New reply February 15, 2014
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  • in just got released from a psych.it for suicidal attempt and idealization. I found the key to my moms lock box and found her gun and took it out loaded it and she found me with it to my head, im still ...

depressed and still suidal

calypso73
  • By calypso73 · New reply February 10, 2014
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  • I was in a program in DE that i thught was a comple joke. I forced thenm do discarge me and on monday i repoted to the psyharcric instiue of washinton,,,in dc, It a sricly abue trauma and suicial therapy ...

still in a dark place

calypso73
  • By calypso73 · Posted February 3, 2014
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  • another poem to express where I am in my thnii9ng and depression........ kaleidoscope colors or coins in wishing well my soul empty going to hell darkness envelops the worlds so bleak only black roses ...

still suicidal and depressed

calypso73
  • By calypso73 · New reply February 2, 2014
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  • still very depressed....going to Washington university hospital for an eval.... here's another poem lonely wasted in a dark abyss I wander mindlessly my life's a mess no on seems to see me im invisible ...

Exercise and healthy eating

snursegrey
  • By snursegrey · New reply February 2, 2014
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  • When I exercise even a little, like dancing, gardening, cleaning my home, and walking, my mood feels better. I like to exercise to music ...

I saw the gun

calypso73
  • By calypso73 · New reply January 22, 2014
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  • This happened the other day and i dont know if i feel lucky or what but im going through some serious shit and have had a lot on my mine and been dealing with chronic illness and stuff like that and dont ...

The Butterfly Project.

bandgeek7350 (Inactive)
  • By bandgeek7350 (Inactive) · Posted January 14, 2014
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  • Okay, so there's this thing called the Butterfly Project. Every person who loves you and tries to stop you from cutting, or forces you to eat, or any other way of stopping your self harm, you add a butterfly ...

Sleeping all day

John1963
  • By John1963 · New reply January 6, 2014
  • 8 replies
  • Hi everyone! I am new to this group and I am looking for support! I have Major Depression and have had it, for a few years. The last two years has been a roller coaster of up and down bouts with it. I ...

So sad!! What's the point in life.

masala40
  • By masala40 · New reply December 18, 2013
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  • I am suffering a profound tremendous loss ofy twin girls at 20 weeks gestation. I lost my precious girls on June 27 of this year. I have been in infertility treatment for over 6 yrs now and finally I ...

Help

tashakinstler
  • By tashakinstler · New reply December 11, 2013
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  • I am 22 years old, when I was born my dad commited suicide and that was just the beginning. When I was in high school I lost a really good friend to drugs. Things calmed for a few years then in 2009 my ...

Holidays

koconno87
  • By koconno87 · New reply December 7, 2013
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  • The holidays I am sure are a hard time for some during this season. Thus year I just can't get into the holiday season so far. My counseling has been very intense recently going through a lot of PTSD ...

Support Groups ?

koconno87
  • By koconno87 · New reply December 2, 2013
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  • This is the first time I have posted on-line. I am usually a really reserved person. I have been struggling with anxiety and depression since I was in high school. It wasn't till these past two years ...

What's this all about?

stephani8223
  • By stephani8223 · New reply November 29, 2013
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  • I feel like my antidepressant has kicked in. I can tell because I feel more energetic than usually and I feel happier. I'm still having a hard time going to sleep and staying asleep once I do finally ...

How long does depression last?

faith319
  • By faith319 · Posted November 24, 2013
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  • I am wondering how long does depression last? I just feel so bad at times.And there are days I am ok. But I wish I could go have all this depression taken out.I am not sure of remedies beside medicine ...

TMS FOR DEPRESSION

St31005
  • By St31005 · New reply October 2, 2013
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  • Anyone try this, did t work ...

Depression Support Group

Rosey10
  • By Rosey10 · New reply September 17, 2013
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  • Going to my first depression support group this week. Any advice before I go ...

Confused

stephani8223
  • By stephani8223 · New reply August 26, 2013
  • 8 replies
  • I try to understand what it means for me to be depressed. I'm not 100% sure on how being depressed feels because this is my normal. I always ask my boyfriend if I really am depressed and he thinks so ...

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