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   Posted 11/22/2009 8:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi ya, I'm completely new to this and I'm so happy I've found this site.
I don't know really how to start this or how exactly a can explain myself.
It might not be fair to say that I'm depressed as I've never been diagnosed, I'm 17, when I was alot younger I went through a certain phase of depression, I feel ever since its been something I've carried with me, maybe because I was so young when I began to feel that way. I was abel to talk to someone when I was gone 13 on a one to one basis for a while which I wish I could do now.
I don't feel I can talk to anyone, I'd feel like I'm being really dramatic if I do.
I wont go into much more detail right now, but lately and its been so sudden to happen I've felt such feelings of worthlessness, emptyness, disgust for myself, I have no confidence. I'm even becoming paronoid about silly things. I'm constantly thinking about what people are thnking about me (Which is something I have never done before) and I never feel good enough for anyone or anything. I feel utterly useless. I can even see these feelings having an effect on my apparence, black bags under my eyes even though I sleep loads (Again I've never had this before).
I'll stop rambeling on.
I'm sorry for boring the heads of everyone but if anyone can help or tell me am I over reacting I would be very greatful.
xxxxxxxx Thank you
Ms-Anarchy blush

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Date Joined Nov 2009
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   Posted 11/22/2009 8:56 PM (GMT -6)   
I've often felt many of the same things you've mentioned. I never thought about the dark bags under my eyes but now that you mention it, it's so true! I honestly don't believe you are over reacting. I totally understand not wanting to talk, for fear of being over dramatic. Please understand where you are at though- this is a forum full of people who have probably been in your shoes. We will know the difference between true grief and depression and someone who's over reacting. You can share anything here (within the limits of the rules) and you don't have to fear about being judged, not here. Feel free to share when your ready, and if you really need to test the waters, if you will, then you can try sharing one piece at a time.

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Date Joined Nov 2009
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   Posted 11/22/2009 9:41 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm new here too and i am also 17.

I was just recently diagnosed with major depression about 2 months ago. I checked myself into the hospital because I thought I was literally going insane. I can really relate to your feelings of worthlessness and emptiness. I also have horrible GAD, general anxiety disorder, and this of course made my depression even worse. I've been on a generic form of Zoloft called sertraline since I was a sophomore. I am now a senior. When I went to the hospital they also put me on a mood stabilizer called lamotrigine which is the generic form of Lamictal. I don't know why they put me on the stabilizer because my psychologist said he didn't think i was bipolar.

My advice to you would be to see a psychologist and maybe consider going on an anti-depressant. It helps.

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Date Joined May 2007
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   Posted 11/22/2009 10:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Ms. Anarchy,

Welcome to the depression forum! No need to apologize here. We've all been there.

Your next course of action is to try and DO something about all that ickiness. Do you feel like you can talk about this with your parents? Seeing a counselor or psychiatrist would be fantastic. Alternatively, can you talk to your school psychologist?

I think you'll find that teen depression is more common than it seems. Hang in there,
and let us know how you're doing.

Co-Moderator, Bipolar Forum
Bipolar II

"Bipolar disorder can be a great teacher. It's a challenge, but it can set you up to be able to do almost anything else in your life." - CARRIE FISHER

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