Spinoff*** Do YOU have a mental illness?

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
  • poll: Do you have a mental illness?
    Depression : (68 votes)
    32 %
    Bipolar (1 or 2) : (15 votes)
    7 %
    Eating Disorder : (17 votes)
    8 %
    Anxiety disorder : (78 votes)
    36 %
    Addiction : (3 votes)
    1 %
    ADD/ADHD : (13 votes)
    6 %
    Dissociative Disorder : (2 votes)
    1 %
    PTSD : (13 votes)
    6 %
    Personality Disorder : (6 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    3557 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I got diagnosed with depression and anxiety last week and just started meds. They’re starting to kick in and I’m feeling more like my normal self again. The stigma agianst mental illness was not what made it hard for me to reach out and get help, it was the feeling that I didn’t deserve help :/

    Post # 4
    Member
    2289 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    I have ADHD type 1 (inattentive).  Basically, I’m just a spaz and get bored quickly with certain topics.  It makes life exciting because I always switch to reading about something new to keep my interest level high!

    Because of this, I also can become seriously hyperfocused and research things for weeks on end.

     

    Post # 6
    Member
    5966 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2017

    I have anxiety issues. I get panic attacks occasionally. And I have ADD. I have managed to keep myself fairly normal through therapy because I dont support the idea of meds. I used to take them and I was miserable, like a zombie. It takes work to keep things good but I prefer it to medicine.

    Post # 7
    Member
    1184 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    @MrsNewBride427:  Yeah, I started therapy when I was 7 and meds at 10.  I got better when I quit both in approximately 2007, though things have taken a nosedive this pregnancy.  It’s a lifelong struggle, for sure.  It’s scary how pervasive it is.

    Post # 9
    Member
    783 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I have extreme ocd. I guess Im just used to it. I also have generalized anxiety and panic disorder. When I was 24 I got myself all worked up and had a minor heart attack. I do not take meds as they make me feel like Im on speed or something. I go the natural route with herbs and vitamins and teas. If i listened to the doctor I would be taking four 1mg xanax daily. Now if I do that I will be all drugged up and would remember nothing. Valerian root and kava kava is great stuff in place of narcotics.

    Post # 10
    Member
    1696 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I have Tourette’s syndrome. It’s getting better with age thankfully.

     

    Before anyone comments, one of my biggest pet peeves is when people hear that and immediately go “fuckdamnshit!” That’s Hollywood Tourette’s, better known as coprolalia. Actual tourettes is 90% twitching and tics and comes with the fun bonus mental disorder of OCD usually. 


    Wee!

    Post # 11
    Member
    9226 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2018

    I got diagnosed with depression last year but got diagnosed with bipolar this year with some signs of anxiety disorder.

    Post # 14
    Member
    1696 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @MrsNewBride427:  Thanks! I read an amazing article a few years ago, I wish I could find it. It nailed the syndrome on the head perfectly. I’ve read a lot about it and though it never goes away, it does get better as you get older. Something to do about hormones I think.

    Post # 15
    Member
    783 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Haha it does smell like feet. I usually order the root itself and grind it all up to put in to capsules. The herbs in capsules at the store are very old and have little to no potency. Though making my own capsules even in dose delights my ocd, lol.

    Post # 16
    Member
    929 posts
    Busy bee

    I’ve got anixety and depression and a slight case of OCD. I’m on medication for the anxiety and depression. I suspect I’ve had it since childhood, as I also had a troubling up bringing. My OCD is managable in comparison to my anxiety and depression, where I’ve almost had to be hospitalised.

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