Please Help

Discussion in 'The Coffee House' started by Angel_Dawn, Feb 22, 2010.

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  1. Angel_Dawn

    Angel_Dawn Well-Known Member

    Hey everyone,

    As a fellow SF member who has been struggling with depression for almost 15yrs I always wondered why, so for a college paper I decided to write on just that. Could you help me by filling out a short questionnaire and PM'ing it to me please. Don't include your name, this will be kept totally anonymous.
    Thank you for your support, as always. :hugtackles:

    Dawn

    1. How old are you?
    2. Do you suffer from depression?
    3. Have you ever been diagnosed by a doctor as someone who suffers from depression?
    4. What kind of depression do you suffer from?
    5. How long have you suffered from depression?
    6. Have you ever had suicidal thoughts?
    7. Have you ever self harmed?
    8. Is anyone aware of how you feel?
    9. Are you receiving treatment for your depression?
    10. What kind of treatment options have you tried?
    11. Have you found any kind of treatment that works well for you?
    12. Are there any additional comments you would like to make?
     
  2. Angel_Dawn

    Angel_Dawn Well-Known Member

    Thanks for all the help so far! :D
     
  3. total eclipse

    total eclipse SF Friend Staff Alumni

    1 age 51
    2 yes
    3 yes
    4 PTSD and depression dysthmia i think
    5 diaganosed 2 years ago but probably longer
    6 yes
    7 not really
    8 yes
    9 yes
    10 meds and psychologist cbt
    11 Therapy works well and meds take anxiety away cipralex and just some of sadness
    12 Depression worsens every time there is a trigger an attack the depression goes so deep you thing why try. It is having others that needs are more than mine that keep me here my family are all ill and if i leave then who will take care of them.
     
  4. Little_me

    Little_me Well-Known Member

    1. 18
    2. Yes
    3. Yes
    4. Clinical depression (but also ED, PTSD)
    5. For very long, but was diagnosed just 2 years ago
    6. Yes
    7. Yes
    8. Yes
    9. Yes
    10. Therapy, mainly CBT. I have also been on Zoloft, Zyprexa and some other pills
    11. Hope so... I mean I'm still here, so I bet I have.
     
  5. bubblin girl

    bubblin girl Well-Known Member

    1. How old are you?
    22
    2. Do you suffer from depression?
    yes
    3. Have you ever been diagnosed by a doctor as someone who suffers from depression?
    yes
    4. What kind of depression do you suffer from?
    donno
    5. How long have you suffered from depression?
    since i born
    6. Have you ever had suicidal thoughts?
    all the time
    7. Have you ever self harmed?
    yes
    8. Is anyone aware of how you feel?
    no cos nobody believe me :(
    9. Are you receiving treatment for your depression?
    yes
    10. What kind of treatment options have you tried?
    prozac tab
    11. Have you found any kind of treatment that works well for you?
    yes prozac tab
     
  6. Mama_Pills

    Mama_Pills Well-Known Member

    1. How old are you? 18.
    2. Do you suffer from depression? I think so.
    3. Have you ever been diagnosed by a doctor as someone who suffers from depression? Not officially.
    4. What kind of depression do you suffer from? I'm not sure.
    5. How long have you suffered from depression? 6 years.
    6. Have you ever had suicidal thoughts? Yes.
    7. Have you ever self harmed? Yes.
    8. Is anyone aware of how you feel? Yes.
    9. Are you receiving treatment for your depression? My therapist doesn't think I need to.
    10. What kind of treatment options have you tried? I haven't been given any.
    11. Have you found any kind of treatment that works well for you? No.
    12. Are there any additional comments you would like to make? Anxiety and obsessive-compulsive behavior go hand in hand with my depression.
     
  7. Angel_Dawn

    Angel_Dawn Well-Known Member

    Wow, thank you all for sharing your stories. I am glad I chose to write on this, quite obviously I am not alone and by creating some awareness maybe we can help someone else.

    Dawn
     
  8. cult logic

    cult logic Staff Alumni

    1. How old are you?
    16
    2. Do you suffer from depression?
    Yes.
    3. Have you ever been diagnosed by a doctor as someone who suffers from depression?
    Yes.
    4. What kind of depression do you suffer from?
    They're(doctors) not sure they suspect bipolar.
    5. How long have you suffered from depression?
    5 years.
    6. Have you ever had suicidal thoughts?
    Yes.
    7. Have you ever self harmed?
    Yes.
    8. Is anyone aware of how you feel?
    Not currently.
    9. Are you receiving treatment for your depression?
    Not currently.
    10. What kind of treatment options have you tried?
    Therapy, pills.
    11. Have you found any kind of treatment that works well for you?
    No.
    12. Are there any additional comments you would like to make?
    No.
     
  9. Pebble

    Pebble Well-Known Member

    1. How old are you? 23
    2. Do you suffer from depression? Yes
    3. Have you ever been diagnosed by a doctor as someone who suffers from depression? Yes
    4. What kind of depression do you suffer from?Dont know, BPD was mentioned but never been told anything specific
    5. How long have you suffered from depression? since my late teens 14/15
    6. Have you ever had suicidal thoughts? Yes
    7. Have you ever self harmed? Yes
    8. Is anyone aware of how you feel? Not now
    9. Are you receiving treatment for your depression? Yes
    10. What kind of treatment options have you tried? Medication and have done DBT therapy
    11. Have you found any kind of treatment that works well for you? DBT therapy support was really helpful but now that I don't have it, its hard to keep going with the skills. Medication not so great
    12. Are there any additional comments you would like to make? Things would be alot easier if people were so ignorant to mental health illnesses, not even your own family understands or is willing to.
     
  10. Remedy

    Remedy Chat & Forum Buddy

    2. Yes
    3. Yes
    4. Not sure.
    5. Four or so years, though the past two it's been more intense.
    6. Yes
    7. Yes
    8. Yes
    9. No
    10. Therapy.
    11. No
    12. Also suffer from anxiety, previously diagnosed with anorexia nervosa.
     
  11. LSD

    LSD Well-Known Member

    1. How old are you? 21
    2. Do you suffer from depression? i guess so
    3. Have you ever been diagnosed by a doctor as someone who suffers from depression? yesh
    4. What kind of depression do you suffer from? forgot..but im like in the middle.. + anxiety
    5. How long have you suffered from depression? not sure.. years
    6. Have you ever had suicidal thoughts? yesh
    7. Have you ever self harmed? yesh
    8. Is anyone aware of how you feel? some people.. some times
    9. Are you receiving treatment for your depression? used to..but not right now.. i stopped taking pills
    10. What kind of treatment options have you tried? positiv (sertralina) and seroquel (quetiapine) ..
    11. Have you found any kind of treatment that works well for you? i HATED to be on seroquel cuz it made me feel tired all day so i stopped taking it.. and positiv was working on my axiety but if i forgot to take it.. it was like a bomb.. i didnt like that feeling so i just stopped taking it.. and things that i belive it worked.. just talking.. and being in a happy environment.. i joined in a volunteer group.. that follows patch adam's ideal ..and that helped me a lot..
    12. Are there any additional comments you would like to make? life sucks and everything is so hard to deal with
    i wonder why im broken.. or its so easy to hurt my feeling.. i just want to know the asnwer of so many things
     
  12. drkangl

    drkangl Active Member

    1. 30
    2.yes
    3.yes
    4.clinical and ptsd
    518 yrs
    6.16 yrs
    7.just had stitches removed and a tendon repair in the past
    8.yes
    9.only here right now
    10.meds hosp. and drs
    11.too many to count only 1 that ever worked was effexor xr
    12.also have bad social anxiety
     
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