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Who has a mental illness? *group share time* ;-)
    #2350466 - 02/18/04 03:42 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

I thought about putting this in Support, but I thought I'd get more responses here.  I'd ask everyone only to be kind to their fellow posters when replying. 
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Personally, I went through a hard time about six years ago and saw several different doctors.  I was dianosed with major depression first, then they thought I was bipolar.  Another dude said I have general anxiety disorder, and post traumatic stress disorder. 

I haven't seen a doctor since then with (almost) no problems, aside from the self-injury that I still use to cope.  I'm working on that.  Its been four years since I've been on any "mood-stablizers" from a doctor. 

And yes, I do drugs and feel good about my choice to do them.  They are a positive influence in my life and have helped me to change certain behaviors so that I'm a more fulfilled person, alot of what the doctors thought was 'chemical'.  My goal is to one day leave the self-injury completely behind and my shroom trips have allowed me to see that I don't need it.  Its like clinging on to an old teddy bear though as a child...its hard to let it go. 

With all the schitzophrenia threads on general, it made me wonder how many people here at the shroomery have been diagnosed with some disorder or another at some time or another.  Probably not more then any other webpage in the world, but I was just curious. 

So my question is, have you ever been diagnosed with a mental disorder?  Do you do drugs?  And how have drugs positively or negatively affected your mental illness (if you have one)? 



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Re: Who has a mental illness? *group share time* ;-) [Re: MOTH]
    #2350794 - 02/18/04 04:43 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

I'm in a constant cycle.. They say I have depression.  I agree.. 

I'm great
I'm worried
I'm depressed
I'm smoking pot
I'm great
I'm great, I can do anything..
I'm a little loopey
I'm still smoking pot
I'm getting real loopey, maybe even a little nutty; but funny.
Now I'm drinking
I'm great; everyone loves me.  Cept me.
I'm still smoking pot and loving it.  Fuck em all this is whats best for me.
Drinking more
I think I'm great, "I'm not"
I'm doing stupid shit and lucky I'm alive
I'm getting better, "but I can hadle it".
I'm great, even better than before.
I'm still smoking pot doing great!!
I'm not - I'm crashing.
I'm depressed
I'm clean
I'm sober
I'm great, really I am.  Or at least I wish I were.  I'm getting worried again, maybe I should go smoke some pot, that'll make me feel better...


Thats my story in a nut shell.  No pun intended.  If I could only get off the ground I'm sure I could fly.  Like an Eagle``

good luck elle.. :crying:


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Re: Who has a mental illness? *group share time* ;-) [Re: nofind_um]
    #2350874 - 02/18/04 05:00 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Your cycle sounds so very familiar. I think I'm falling again, about to crash. It's been two years, almost to the day.


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Re: Who has a mental illness? *group share time* ;-) [Re: MOTH]
    #2350905 - 02/18/04 05:06 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

i was diagnosed as bipolar...and most who know me agree


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Re: Who has a mental illness? *group share time* ;-) [Re: MOTH]
    #2351023 - 02/18/04 05:29 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

I dont know, but all my friends seem to diagnose me "weird" without saying it. I used to be really bugged about it. I have Atention Disorder Defesis which makes me think alot and get all cought up in my thoughts at time, I guess thats ONE thing that mnakes me weird. The trips I've had make me say to myself (and realize), "what the fuck?! I dont think I'm weird, others do... well okay then, does it matter? no. Do I function? Yes ofcourse! Do I have friends, ofcoruse.... so ummmmm.... just BE weird" and especially after my last trip I was really positive and happy and expressing my happyness in my own childish way... my two friends went ahead of me and I heard them mumbling something like,

"Ok, he's all nuts again"
"Yeah... thats allright we'll make him normal afterwards"
"chuckle chuckle..."

Hearing this really bummed me out, cause its sad how they try to repress my expression of happyness (which is just really expressive and a bit childish... showing full interest in others).

Later I gained full confidence in myself again and decided to express my "weirdness" more than I do... because thats the unrepressed me, hence me being what is normal to me, hence me being normal in a bit fun expressive way... so people can just deal with it or fuck off. Shrooms teach me so much... to love myself for one thing.

I know what you mean though, EllemyShade, I've read some of your other posts and I recognize myself in what you write sometimes. I think the answer to happyness lies in the ability to love who you are and what you have and only focus on the positivity of that.


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Re: Who has a mental illness? *group share time* ;-) [Re: muse_sick]
    #2351025 - 02/18/04 05:30 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Quote:

musesicksic said:
i was diagnosed as bipolar...and most who know me agree




What is bi-polar???


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Re: Who has a mental illness? *group share time* ;-) [Re: MOTH]
    #2351088 - 02/18/04 05:44 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

I'm perfectly normal in every way possible.

Except I can't ever join the army due to nuthood, I seem to hurt people with sharp objects a bit too much (like when I hit my friend in the face with a sword), I talk to myself, I can't be in a relationshit, I don't have many feelings and what ever the hell else I'm forgetting about. :thumbup:


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Re: Who has a mental illness? *group share time* ;-) [Re: MOTH]
    #2351114 - 02/18/04 05:50 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Yes, I'll admit, I'm crazy.  :grin:  But I don't take medication for anything any more.  Hate that feeling.  Feels good to be alive.


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Re: Who has a mental illness? *group share time* ;-) [Re: MOTH]
    #2351119 - 02/18/04 05:52 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

I was diagnosed with severe depression a few years ago.
I feel great now though


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Re: Who has a mental illness? *group share time* ;-) [Re: Frog]
    #2351122 - 02/18/04 05:53 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

i'm sure i have at least 4 mental illnesses.

i can't say that they really bother me though.


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Re: Who has a mental illness? *group share time* ;-) [Re: eric_the_red]
    #2351139 - 02/18/04 05:57 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Quote:

eric_the_red said:
i'm sure i have at least 4 mental illnesses.

i can't say that they really bother me though.




I've only got three.  You have me beat.  :grin:

I'll tell you mine if you tell me yours.  :wink:


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Re: Who has a mental illness? *group share time* ;-) [Re: MOTH]
    #2351151 - 02/18/04 06:00 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

I've been diagnosed with:

depression (um...right, cause I'm not)
generalized anxiety disorder (took meds for it, don't have it anymore!)
ADHD (meds suck, stopped taking them and now i just DEAL WITH IT)
schitzoid personality disorder (it's just my personality...and I happen to like it)

:smirk:

Most "mental illness" diagnosis are BS if you ask me. Just another way for doctors to make money and pharma corps to push drugs on us all.


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Re: Who has a mental illness? *group share time* ;-) [Re: trendal]
    #2351166 - 02/18/04 06:03 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

being insane has kept me from becoming bored..... i like it


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Re: Who has a mental illness? *group share time* ;-) [Re: Frog]
    #2351173 - 02/18/04 06:04 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

i don't know what they are.

every doctor i've ever gone to says something different.

adhd
depression
bipolar
anxiety disorder
general mental stress
insomnia
one doctor prescribed me medication for "a nonspecific mental disorder."

i don't remember what else they said; i never really did pay attention. they basically just use a bunch of big medical words to say "hmm...i can't figure this out, you must be crazy. take this."


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Re: Who has a mental illness? *group share time* ;-) [Re: trendal]
    #2351177 - 02/18/04 06:05 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

<-----ADHD (not currently on meds, and I'm much nicer.  :smile:  )
<-----Bipolar II (not currently on meds  :evil: )
<-----Asperger's Syndrome (can't treat this with meds, really,
      anyways)

Oh, and I'm a ditz.  :grin:

I believe that some of us can be diagnosed with mental disorders, but I don't think it's a disability.  Or at least I like the disorders I have. 

Well, except Bipolar, but even that I don't think I have really.  It's not serious if it's true.  I don't get depressed, and I don't get on airplanes in the middle of the night.  Oh, wait.  Yes, I do.  :lol:


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Re: Who has a mental illness? *group share time* ;-) [Re: Frog]
    #2351183 - 02/18/04 06:06 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

:lol:


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Re: Who has a mental illness? *group share time* ;-) [Re: trendal]
    #2351227 - 02/18/04 06:13 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

The schitzoid (schitzophrenic) personality disorder rules, I've read the symptoms of people with that and I have a friend with those symptoms... and he's really fun to be with (somewhat to do with SPD), people with adhd are the coolest, almost all my friends have it (cause they are never boring and often deep... but CAN get annoying). Anyway, how some people mentally put a negative tag on ALL disorders is something I dont understand.


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Re: Who has a mental illness? *group share time* ;-) [Re: filthysock]
    #2351287 - 02/18/04 06:27 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Anyway, how some people mentally put a negative tag on ALL disorders is something I dont understand.

Exactly! The problem (as I see it) is that we are taking valid personality types/traits and placing the label "disorder" on them. "Schitzoid" is just how I am. It's not like I caught some virus I need to be cured of...it's just part of my personality. Take that away and you've changed who I am.

It's fun to use though, to scare all the "normal" people. They hear "schitz" and go "woah" while they back away :grin:


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You don't know what it is, but it's there....
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Driving you mad.


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Re: Who has a mental illness? *group share time* ;-) [Re: trendal]
    #2351290 - 02/18/04 06:27 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Oh, and ADHD is the best excuse for...just about everything!

"What? Oh...sorry man...I've got ADD" :smirk:


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Re: Who has a mental illness? *group share time* ;-) [Re: trendal]
    #2351308 - 02/18/04 06:31 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Ya, I have ADHD too. Only a mild case of it, tho.


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