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IMPORTANT!!! Please Read This..If you or someone you know are having thoughts about suicide, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24 hour toll free suicide prevention service available to everyone. THERE IS HELP AVAILABLE!!!0 Topics · 0 PostsNo topics yet!
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Remember...Each member should be treated as an equal. Please show respect and consideration towards each other. Please do not submit material that you know to be false, harassing, profane, hateful, rude, threatening or invasive. Also No Triggering Content.0 Topics · 0 PostsNo topics yet!
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Please Introduce Yourself..Meet the community...if you would like to introduce yourself we would love to meet you. Who you are..where you are..what you do- whatever you choose to share with us. You can also select MEMBERS above and create your own profile.1 Topic · 1 PostLast post: Justice for all Democratic Vice Pr … · 2 months ago · al
Coping with the Coronavirus Outbreakscared, worried, overwhelmed..what are you doing to look after your well-being. One of the most helpful ways to support each other is by sharing.1 Topic · 1 PostLast post: Time to reflect and better ourselv … · 1 month ago · al
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share what you thinkyour experiences with different medications including side effects. Experiences with your doctors, therapists, treatment plans, etc.0 Topics · 0 PostsNo topics yet!
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things you've tried..Homeopathic..herbs..nutrition..acupuncture..Exercise..meditation, etc.. What have you tried , what are you interested in , what are you using...0 Topics · 0 PostsNo topics yet!
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electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)has beinvolves stimulating the brain with electricity, magnets or implants. it's typically used in people who have not responded to other depression treatments. controlled electric currents are passed through the brain..under general anesthesia.0 Topics · 0 PostsNo topics yet!
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transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)a large electromagnetic coil is placed on a person's forehead and short pulses are directed into an area of the brain believed to control moods. general anesthesia not required takes approx. 40 minutes0 Topics · 0 PostsNo topics yet!
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Vagus Nerve Stimulationrarely used but approved by the FDA to treat resistant depression. a generator, abt the size of a stopwatch is placed in the upper left side of the chest to stimulate the vagus nerve which carries messages to parts of the brain that control mood & sleep0 Topics · 0 PostsNo topics yet!
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transcutaneous vagus nerve stimulation (tVNS)a new non invasive way of VNS has been developed in which the pulse generator is placed on the ear. shows promising results for treating major depressive disorder.0 Topics · 0 PostsNo topics yet!
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share how depression has impacted your lifeHow has depression had an effect on your relationships with spouse, partners, children, other family members and loved ones0 Topics · 0 PostsNo topics yet!
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Friends , Family and other Loved Ones of People Living with DepressionLast post
help me..what should i do..?Depression effects people closest to the ones suffering from depression. How and what gives you the strength to keep things positive.0 Topics · 0 PostsNo topics yet!
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lesbian,gay,bisexual, transgender,queer or questioning,intersex & asexual or alliedmembers to talk about how sexual orientation and gender identity relates to depression0 Topics · 0 PostsNo topics yet!
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Non Mental Health...talk about non mental health related things here. General chit chat and off topic conversations.0 Topics · 0 PostsNo topics yet!
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now i understand...what can you share about being diagnosed...having an answer as to why?0 Topics · 0 PostsNo topics yet!
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depressiona mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. also called major depressive disorder or clinical depression. it affects how you feel, think and behave .0 Topics · 0 PostsNo topics yet!
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anxiety disordersexcessive and persistent fear, worrying, being tense or afraid thinking about what is about to happen or what could happen. everyone feels anxious, but if it doesn't go away and is affecting your everyday life its an issue.0 Topics · 0 PostsNo topics yet!
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bipolar disordershifts in mood as well as changes in mood and energy levels. one may experience manic or hypomanic episodes (feeling high) and overactive or depressive episodes (feeling low) and lethargic , potentially some psychotic symptoms.0 Topics · 0 PostsNo topics yet!
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eating disordersan unhealthy relationship with food that negatively impacts physical and mental health.0 Topics · 0 PostsNo topics yet!
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Panic Attacksa fear response. an exaggeration of your body's normal response to danger, stress or excitement. panic attacks often seem to strike out of the blue and for no reason at all.0 Topics · 0 PostsNo topics yet!
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ptsd..post traumatic stress disordera trauma related treatable anxiety disorder. it happens when fear, anxiety and memories of a traumatic event (being involved or witnessing) doesn't go away.0 Topics · 0 PostsNo topics yet!
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dissociation and dissociative disordersfeeling disconnected from yourself and the world around you. you may feel detached from your body or feel as though the world around you is unreal. its one way the mind copes with too much stress, such as a traumatic event.0 Topics · 0 PostsNo topics yet!
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bdd..body dysmorphic disorderan anxiety disorder related to body image. an unhealthy and excessive preoccupation with ones' physical appearance0 Topics · 0 PostsNo topics yet!
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drug abuse...recreational and alcoholoften associated with illicit drugs such as speed,crystal meth, opioids but prescription or over the counter medicines can also be abused, as can alcohol tobacco (nicotine), cannabis, ecstasy ...0 Topics · 0 PostsNo topics yet!
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postpartum mental healthA common problem affecting 1 in 10 women within a year after giving birth. Seek help if you think you might be depressed as your symptoms could last months or get worse..having a significant impact on you, your baby and your family.0 Topics · 0 PostsNo topics yet!
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OCD ...obsessive compulsion disorderunwelcome thoughts, urges, worries, doubts that repeatedly appear in your mind. compulsions are the repetitive activities you do to reduce the anxiety caused by the obsession0 Topics · 0 PostsNo topics yet!
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psychotic disorders including schizophreniasevere mental disorders that cause abnormal thinking and perceptions...often losing touch with reality. Two of the main symptoms are delusions and hallucinations..0 Topics · 0 PostsNo topics yet!
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others not mentioned...no less inportant0 Topics · 0 PostsNo topics yet!
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