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Do you suffer from any mental conditions?

Discussion in 'GMD Social Forum' started by Life Sucks, Oct 5, 2008.

  1. Life Sucks

    Life Sucks and then you die

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    If you're willing to, humbly put aside your pride and share your experiences. I personally suffer from obsessive compulsive disorder, insomnia, anxiety, and depression. On the outside, I seem like a normal guy; I have lots of friends, I date all the time, I like to go out, etc. But beneath the surface, I don't think I know of anyone as weird as I am.

    Due to my obsessive compulsive disorder, I tend to worry about little things and blow them out of proportion, I get a bad foreboding feeling when I don't do certain things exactly the same way every time, and I tend sometimes tend to repeat things I feel strongly about (I'm sure some of you have noticed this). I also have some very weird hangups that I will not get into on here.

    I have pretty bad anxiety, so I am always stressing out and worrying about things most people wouldn't. I hate being in large crowds; they make me feel very uneasy. I generally view strangers as hostile, and feel people in general bear ill will towards me (and others, for that matter). My anxiety is also so bad that I wouldn't be able to sleep normally without medication. Similarly, I suffer from depression. I tend to take the positive things for granted, and dwell on the negative, and blow it out of proportion. I never truly feel happy or content.


    Anyone else have similar problems? Feel free to flame me, I don't care. But if you do, it speaks volumes about your character (ie you'd be a scumbag for doing so).
     
  2. Lotus-Eater

    Lotus-Eater Worst New Comer

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    I suffer from very bad Depression.

    I finally after many years have it under control thanks to many different doctors and countless combinations of meds.

    I lost several jobs and a relationship due to this condition. I was in very bad shape for many years. Bed ridden. Constantly self medicating with anything and everything I could get my hands on.

    Although I do joke now and then about drugs and alcohol I am clean and sober for 3 years. This played a very big part in my taking control of my condition. My awesome wife and family also played a big part.

    I am in no way ashamed of my troubles and I challenge anyone to ridicule people with problems such as these.
     
  3. Caecius

    Caecius Doomed Traveler

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    I have some similar conditions as you. I never really feel truly happy, but rather just content or depressed about things that have been going on. I use to have a problem in school in certain classes about having a nervous breakdown. Basically any class that was strict lecture with no discussion on the students part. I didn't take anything, I just felt like I was gonna freak out or scream and had to doodle on my paper to stop thinking about it. I generally have a negative view on strangers and make judgments about them rather then getting to know them.

    I also tend to be a neat freak. I get stressed out when things around me aren't clean or organized. For example, I feel really stressed if my room isn't clean and it's all I can think about. I'm also kind of controlling. I want to be in charge or responsible for activities/games etc.

    I don't know if any of these are "mental conditions" but this is how I feel for the most part.
     
  4. Lotus-Eater

    Lotus-Eater Worst New Comer

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    I suffered from severe anxiety/panic attacks as a result for many years. It is one of the worst things you can have. You literally believe you are dying.
     
  5. Vegard Pompey

    Vegard Pompey ALLY TO GOOD, NIGHTMARE TO YOU

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    Depression, general anxiety and paranoia, etc. You know, the regular stuff. And then there's the panic disorder. From time to time, I just randomly experience an intense fear of death... and panic. I start feeling dizzy, running back and forth, hyperventilating, and sometimes I scream. Seems to happen anywhere, anytime. It's been like this for years.
     
  6. no country for old wainds

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    mild ocd and possibly some kind of sociopathy, although i've been officially tested for neither. i distrust the rigid categorising of mental 'conditions'
     
  7. Blind Guardian

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    I've had some serious tic problems. One has been concerning blinking my eyelids, i could get completely caught up in how many times i should blink, not a real number of times but just "now i have to blink fast several times for ten seconds", it's insane how much i thought about this for a couple of years.
    I'm also greatly hypocondric, i've thought that i was about to die countless times.
     
  8. genocide roach

    genocide roach DOOOOOOOOOOM

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    depression and anxiety runs in my mothers side of the family. ive never been diagnosed with anything though. actually, i have no interest in knowing.

    i do blindly hate most people though. maybe thats a disease.
    ~gR~
     
  9. Blind Guardian

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    What's the reason for that though? I'm the same, most people i see i just want to punch in the face for some reason, it's like i want to find flaws in everyone and focus on that.
     
  10. Zephyrus

    Zephyrus Tyrants and Slaves

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    I was depressed for all of middle school and the first half of high school. I had very few friends and my ADHD was a major factor in my lack of social acceptance. Coincidentally it was when I started listening to Metal that the depression began to wear off and I found more friends who shared such interests. But even then I considered myself a miserable, solitary, out-of-the-loop kind of person. My inconformity, compounded by my OCD-micromanagement of life, made me unwilling to dive into the uncertainty of social interaction.

    But it was very recently I realized that going around to parties and meeting people, and wasting myself in hedonism was not necessary. I only thought that partying and such was just the means to meet people, establish relationships, get laid etc. etc.

    I think I finally found the exit to my misery and solitude. I finally met someone whose biggest passions are academic, someone who completes me.
     
  11. mutantllama

    mutantllama Awesome custom title

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    I'm diagnosed with ADHD, and also have a learning disorder.
     
  12. Evil?

    Evil? omghaxlol!1

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    Toss me on the depression/anxiety bandwagon. My mothers side of the family has a history or this. I had some real issues when I was young. I do not remember exactly what it was all about though. I remember from about 3rd grade on I would get terrible gut wrenching stomach aches every morning before school. They would be so strong I couldn't stand straight, and I would often puke. I had to go to a councilor type guy for a while, and they actually put me on Prozac. In elementary school. My parents took me off it though.

    Depression has always been a major factor in my life. Sometimes it gets really bad and I am not sure how i will continue to deal with it. Thinking that it may last my whole life only makes the feeling worse. I also get anxiety quite often. It is weird though, sometimes certain situations do not bother me at all and sometimes they suck and make me feel really uncomfortable. I also tend to be very anti-social. I should probably see someone about these issues but, the issues themselves prevent me from doing so.
     
  13. tagradh

    tagradh Active Member

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    Always been 'depressed' I guess. I takes medicines now for quite a while. Main problem is that I get very jealous for no rational reason and feel a need to be completely in control of everyone all the time. Weeeeee.
     
  14. CF87

    CF87 Active Member

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    Depression.

    I've had problems with jobs also and have destroyed relationship and all my jobs have spent all my money on alcohol and drugs. I would pop pills at work or even a mall and regardless where I was popping large ammounts of pills for about 5,6 years up until probably 8 months ago.
     
  15. no country for old wainds

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    lol i must be the happiest person on this board by some distance
     
  16. Astrum

    Astrum Psion

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    Diagnosed ADHD. Runs in the family.

    and alchoholism

    edit-also runs in the family.
     
  17. Crimson Velvet

    Crimson Velvet Sønn av Syperi

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    Yeah, I mean, I always knew that many metalheads were damaged goods, but hot damn!

    I suffer from some insomnia, but that just makes me a better teacher... :erk:
     
  18. Ultimate_Symphony

    Ultimate_Symphony Rusted Angel

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    Used to have depression when I was back in middle school, but other than that epoch of my life i've never had mental conditions. I can't even grasp how hard it would be for someone to go through life with severe mental conditions.
     
  19. The Ozzman

    The Ozzman Melted by feels

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    I had ADD and I have a bit of undiagnosed OCD, but who doesn't have a bit of OCD?

    Other than that, my grandpappy was an alcoholic, but he couldn't do much after WWII because of his injury
     
  20. SkiesAtOurFeet

    SkiesAtOurFeet Wakan Tanka at Bifröst

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    I have no mental issues. I procrastinate when the time comes to do school work and i find no good in most people, but who doesn't? HA.
     

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