Depression/ Bipolar Support

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Depression/ Bipolar Support

Support group for those dealing with Depression/ Bipolar conditions.

Members: 123
Latest Activity: Dec 17, 2013

Deppression

I deal with depression on a daily basis. I am also bipolar.

I've found that , in most areas, the only support offered is Faith based. Something I do not like.

Post how you deal with depression, or bipolar "disorder". If you take medications that work for you tell us. If you take some that don't work or have side effects let us know.

You are not alone.

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I want to get off now.

Started by Sarah. Last reply by Lewal Oct 20, 2013. 63 Replies

Loss of sense of purpose

Started by Anjo Bautista. Last reply by Mike 2000 Jul 24, 2013. 25 Replies

"I have cyclothymia" is easier to say than "I suffer from a mental illness."

Started by Sagacious Hawk. Last reply by Axcella Marie Zelensky Jul 13, 2013. 3 Replies

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Comment by Jay Catt on December 21, 2009 at 7:53pm
Its a brain thing.. its chemicals, its like the pancreas and diabeedeez ( I swear I have no idea how to spell ;o) besides, is that even the right organ?) ) Its connected to fight or flee.. STRESSSSSS!!!
daylight, diet.
thats how I see this.
Its your brain lying to you. Like LSD crosses the wires between senses so you hear colors and see music.. um, or so I heard.
Comment by David Miller on December 21, 2009 at 7:37pm
Good point and yes I suppose I am. Thanks Josh.
Comment by Joshua McGee on December 21, 2009 at 7:21pm
I am convinced that I am one of the biggest weenies ever

Yeah -- that would be the depression talking, David. So -- maybe you're in the right place?
Comment by David Miller on December 21, 2009 at 7:19pm
Hello All. After reading some of the posts here, I am convinced that I am one of the biggest weenies ever. My depression if more or less ever present, but various tests give conflicting results. It boils down to I'm a little depressed most of the time and sometimes it gets a lot worse. Still, although comparatively mild, I can't help but feel crippled by it.
Comment by Joshua McGee on December 21, 2009 at 7:01pm
Hey everyone,

This sounds like a one-liner, but -- I'm way too dysthymic right now to contribute much, and typing out my story seems insurmountable. But I wanted to note how glad I am to have found people at TA, and specifically others wrestling with this disease -- this holds out the possibility of suggestions other than "put your faith in a god that everything will work out" being offerrd. So, thank you all for your courage to be out on both issues, and I'll be lurking until ... some time after this darkness passes.
Comment by Jay Catt on December 21, 2009 at 6:55pm
Hi ya Paul.
Welcome in.
Bipolar is a tricky thing to diagnose. ( takes an average of ten years!) And there's a "spectrum".
I'm type two, hovering nearer to the down side, and my highs aren't so high. and I totally get social anxiety.. even tho Im in sales and do very well.. go figure. I can put on an act and use my training. I spent 3 solid months afraid to even go near a window last yr. This is my 1st full yr diagnosed, and on the right medicine and it has been a wonderful, steady year. Good luck at your next appointment and keep us posted on that ok?
I pop in quite often, give me a "hollar" if you have any questions.. wanna vent etc.
Comment by Paul L on December 21, 2009 at 9:56am
I have suffered from depression on and off for most of my life & with it fairly acute social phobia too. Even posting to forums & social networking sites can be a problem for me at times. I have had 2 courses of CBT for the social anxiety and while it has helped at the time the problem soon resurfaces.

I have lost count of the number of times I have been to the doctors, with various tests and guessed at reasons for my condition ranging from SAD to CFS.

About 3 months ago I was lucky enough to see a newly qualified doctor who after listening to my symptoms and going over my file suggested I may be Bi Polar. She refereed me and I got my appointment through the other day. I will be seeing a clinical psychologist just before the new year and hopefully this will get me somewhere at last.

I realise that I will probably suffer from mental health problems all my life but would be overjoyed to finally get a little stability in my life rather than constant ups, downs and repeated episodes that have plagued my life for as long as I can remember.
Comment by Amy Victoria on December 21, 2009 at 3:50am
Life is always in your hands.
I have struggled so much with depression, eating disorders, self harm - and I credit it with myself - my mind, background, influences; not with the devil. Not with the lack of a God. And that makes it all the more realistic, and the better to face. (Aside from the fact that it's the truth.)
That's the beauty of atheism, isn't it? We refuse to wait for the assistance of a divine hand; we outreach our own. Maybe to a friend, to help - for me, to pen and paper. But there's always something real to touch that can make a REAL difference. Always.
Comment by Dan on December 20, 2009 at 11:02pm
Everyone has their own way, I've tried the docs, and the meds. they all made me worse, family and friends agreed. Now I take it day to day, and whenever start having a bad day i head out tot he yard, or build a fire in the pit.
Comment by Erika Cook on December 20, 2009 at 10:27pm
I understand that melatonin can be a problem if taken for very long.
Maybe "ObamaCare" will come through for you, Dan; you really need a doc.
 

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