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JebronLames
04/15/19 9:08:12 AM
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do you? - Results (9 votes)
yes, a severe one i think
33.33% (3 votes)
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yes but not a severe one
44.44% (4 votes)
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not at all
11.11% (1 vote)
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not sure
11.11% (1 vote)
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fettster777
04/15/19 9:20:49 AM
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Yeah, maybe. I little bit of social anxiety, slight depression, but nothing serious that seriously inhibits my everyday functions in life.
SkynyrdRocker
04/15/19 9:24:20 AM
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Yes, as I exhibited every symptom of bipolar I before I was hospitalized and the symptoms are greatly helped by taking bipolar meds, I'm very confident I have bipolar disorder
Zangulus
04/15/19 9:34:42 AM
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I dont believe. I know.
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HillChange
04/15/19 10:16:58 AM
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Isn't having a mental illness a prerequisite for posting here?
Unbridled9
04/15/19 10:43:51 AM
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Yes. I have epilepsy and suicidal depression.
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SunWuKung420
04/15/19 10:44:45 AM
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No
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JOExHIGASHI
04/15/19 12:25:11 PM
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As much as anybody else
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Zikten
04/15/19 12:29:14 PM
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I have depression, autism and anxiety

For true severe crazy stuff...sometimes I wonder but I don't know
mooreandrew58
04/15/19 12:30:42 PM
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no, and I feel they are a little too quick to slap that label on people these days. its called having a different personality in some cases. kills me when I see a person with a "mental illness" who still manages to function perfectly fine, and be happy even without any help/meds. then when I was a teen way too many people self diagnosed themselves with bipolar like it was cool to have it. nah they just wanted an excuse for their behavior.
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LinkPizza
04/15/19 12:35:21 PM
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mooreandrew58 posted...
no, and I feel they are a little too quick to slap that label on people these days. its called having a different personality in some cases. kills me when I see a person with a "mental illness" who still manages to function perfectly fine, and be happy even without any help/meds. then when I was a teen way too many people self diagnosed themselves with bipolar like it was cool to have it. nah they just wanted an excuse for their behavior.

I do see that A LOT. Everyone is always bipolar, but most have never talked to someone about it. I agree that it just seemed like they wanted to act however and then have a legit reason for it...
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mooreandrew58
04/15/19 12:39:55 PM
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LinkPizza posted...
mooreandrew58 posted...
no, and I feel they are a little too quick to slap that label on people these days. its called having a different personality in some cases. kills me when I see a person with a "mental illness" who still manages to function perfectly fine, and be happy even without any help/meds. then when I was a teen way too many people self diagnosed themselves with bipolar like it was cool to have it. nah they just wanted an excuse for their behavior.

I do see that A LOT. Everyone is always bipolar, but most have never talked to someone about it. I agree that it just seemed like they wanted to act however and then have a legit reason for it...


I also suspect it with a lot of people saying they have asperger's on the internet. just the internet though would be much harder to fake and convince people in real life. just seen a lot of people just be complete assholes on the internet and when called out on it they claim asperger's
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LinkPizza
04/15/19 12:46:56 PM
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mooreandrew58 posted...
LinkPizza posted...
mooreandrew58 posted...
no, and I feel they are a little too quick to slap that label on people these days. its called having a different personality in some cases. kills me when I see a person with a "mental illness" who still manages to function perfectly fine, and be happy even without any help/meds. then when I was a teen way too many people self diagnosed themselves with bipolar like it was cool to have it. nah they just wanted an excuse for their behavior.

I do see that A LOT. Everyone is always bipolar, but most have never talked to someone about it. I agree that it just seemed like they wanted to act however and then have a legit reason for it...


I also suspect it with a lot of people saying they have asperger's on the internet. just the internet though would be much harder to fake and convince people in real life. just seen a lot of people just be complete assholes on the internet and when called out on it they claim asperger's

Right. Because if you say anything after that, people get mad at you. Or you get modded. Or something like that. It would surprise me, tbh...
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Trialia
04/15/19 1:02:31 PM
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Zangulus posted...
I dont believe. I know.

This. More than one, in fact: I have bipolar disorder, OCD and PTSD.

Edit: Having read the posts before mine... none of my conditions are self-diagnosed. For the record and all that. I'm not on psych meds, but that's mainly because they make my physical chronic illnesses worse - it's a balancing act. I wouldn't be fit for work anyway. I use meditation to manage symptoms, and with some, one condition to cope with another - odd as that might sound.
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redline65
04/15/19 1:25:16 PM
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I'm not insane, I'm not insane
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wwinterj25
04/15/19 1:35:21 PM
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Believe? No. I mean I clearly do have one. Severe? My constant head pressure due to Anxiety feels bad. As does all the symptoms that come with Anxiety however I know some folk suffer a lot worse than I do with this. Even more so those with social anxiety and/or those who don't even leave the house due to it. I also have only had it for three years. It is problematic but I suffer with it on a mild level I believe.

mooreandrew58 posted...
kills me when I see a person with a "mental illness" who still manages to function perfectly fine, and be happy even without any help/meds.


Some mental illnesses can not be seen. I can be happy and enjoy a good night out and "function perfectly fine" yet that doesn't stop my constant head pressure and anxiety from being a thing. However I have noticed the less attention I give my head pressure the more I feel relaxed. Also people have different levels of a mental illness. Some have it really bad where as others not so much.
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FrozenBananas
04/15/19 1:38:37 PM
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Severe social anxiety, low self esteem, and pretty bad ptsd from my last job where people spread a bunch of rumors about me and I lost a bunch of friends because of it
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mooreandrew58
04/15/19 1:44:00 PM
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wwinterj25 posted...
Believe? No. I mean I clearly do have one. Severe? My constant head pressure due to Anxiety feels bad. As does all the symptoms that come with Anxiety however I know some folk suffer a lot worse than I do with this. Even more so those with social anxiety and/or those who don't even leave the house due to it. I also have only had it for three years. It is problematic but I suffer with it on a mild level I believe.

mooreandrew58 posted...
kills me when I see a person with a "mental illness" who still manages to function perfectly fine, and be happy even without any help/meds.


Some mental illnesses can not be seen. I can be happy and enjoy a good night out and "function perfectly fine" yet that doesn't stop my constant head pressure and anxiety from being a thing. However I have noticed the less attention I give my head pressure the more I feel relaxed. Also people have different levels of a mental illness. Some have it really bad where as others not so much.


I understand that. but in some cases I feel its just the person just has that kind of personality. like when I was in school they where trying to pour pills down any kids throat that was hyperactive. kids are fucking hyper active. especially if you let them eat too much candy. and one of the kids I knew that was doped up on pills that was actually his problem his mother let him have way too much candy and sugary things. and now hes all grown up and a drug addict. good going school system
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wwinterj25
04/15/19 1:48:25 PM
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mooreandrew58 posted...
I understand that. but in some cases I feel its just the person just has that kind of personality.


I assume people go and get help because they have worrying symptoms. I've never seen anyone go and get help just because they have a different personality trait. With kids on the other hand it's harder to pick up on so that's at the parents discretion. I do think some Doctors are very dismissive when it comes to stuff like Anxiety though. "It's all in your head" is like telling a alcoholic "hurr durr just don't drink too much". I'm aware of this but that doesn't help me.
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mooreandrew58
04/15/19 1:51:57 PM
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wwinterj25 posted...
mooreandrew58 posted...
I understand that. but in some cases I feel its just the person just has that kind of personality.


I assume people go and get help because they have worrying symptoms. I've never seen anyone go and get help just because they have a different personality trait. With kids on the other hand it's harder to pick up on so that's at the parents discretion. I do think some Doctors are very dismissive when it comes to stuff like Anxiety though. "It's all in your head" is like telling a alcoholic "hurr durr just don't drink too much". I'm aware of this but that doesn't help me.


I know plenty of adults who just self diagnose themselves with mental illnesses. I covered that in a earlier post. and with the kids where I went it was the school pushing the pills not the parents, a lot of parents where just too dumb to look into it themselves and thought the school knew what they where talking about. they tried it with my brother and my mom told them to go fuck themselves. she took him to a doctor just not the one the school suggested and doc said he was fine.
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wwinterj25
04/15/19 1:54:57 PM
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mooreandrew58 posted...
I know plenty of adults who just self diagnose themselves with mental illnesses.


A lot of folk are guilty of a self diagnose sure. However a lot also go to professionals for a actual diagnose. I feel you're trying to discredit those who actually do have mental disorders based on your own perception of how others seem on the surface.
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ASlaveObeys
04/15/19 2:14:45 PM
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I have a personality disorder diagnosed. Inwont say which because frankly I don't really believe I got the criteria, and partly because I don't care to have the people here know.

Honestly, I've seen and work with sever mental disorders. I can't see that I fit that category.
ReggieTheReckless
04/15/19 2:42:50 PM
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We all go a little mad sometimes
Fierce_Deity_08
04/15/19 2:48:29 PM
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Honestly, if I didnt, I wouldnt be here.
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gguirao
04/15/19 2:49:00 PM
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I've been clinically diagnosed with depression and Asperger's syndrome.
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DevilSummoner1
04/15/19 3:09:11 PM
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Zangulus posted...
I dont believe. I know.

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teddy241
04/15/19 3:13:55 PM
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I blame the GMO foods
teddy241
04/15/19 3:15:00 PM
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U go back 20-30 years ago the number of people diagnosed with such illnesses were not this high.

Gmo and the evolution of the internet I think has hurt social interactions
CarrieChan
04/15/19 3:20:29 PM
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No
firedemon 2600
04/15/19 3:53:03 PM
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Not me, but my wife struggles with depression and anxiety. She's been on medication for a few years, and smokes weed which helps a lot. Seriously, that shit works wonders.
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LinkPizza
04/15/19 3:54:23 PM
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I wonder... I might. I could go see a professional. But they might say yes, even if I didnt. Plus, I dont really want to know if I do...

Also, while I agree that the Internet most likely has some effect on social interaction, I dont think GMOs did... Well, not the effect some people here think...
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RoboXgp89
04/15/19 3:55:31 PM
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I have schizophrenia.
I like it, but it doesn't like me.
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masticatingman
04/15/19 3:57:09 PM
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Manic repetition if that's such a thing.
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KogaSteelfang
04/15/19 4:45:17 PM
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Depression- Diagnosed and put on medication. Severe self esteem issues and inferiority complex, but I think they are just part of depression over all instead of a different thing.

Social anxiety- Diagnosed and medicated. Can barely function around people and frequently have panic attacks? I hate this one more than anything, I just want to have a normal social life but I can't handle people.

There's been more than a few posters here suggest that I may have ptsd as well. I'm very unsure of this one, but based on events in my life and my reactions to certain events it has led some to think I do. Idk.

I'm not sure it makes any difference, but my former therapist said I was also suffering from situational depression on top of the major depressive disorder I have. I don't know if they compound or if one just carries over to the other leaving very little room for ever feeling ok. Also, I no longer take the medication for any if it.
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Unbridled9
04/15/19 5:12:06 PM
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mooreandrew58 posted...
no, and I feel they are a little too quick to slap that label on people these days. its called having a different personality in some cases. kills me when I see a person with a "mental illness" who still manages to function perfectly fine, and be happy even without any help/meds. then when I was a teen way too many people self diagnosed themselves with bipolar like it was cool to have it. nah they just wanted an excuse for their behavior.


I see a lot of this these days. I call them 'designer diseases' since they're 'diseases' that the person basically treats like fashionable clothes. They may be completely normal people (well, at least medically) but suddenly they have autism, Asperger, and african rabies. They practically brag about having these things and use them to increase their social standing and/or get special privileges before suddenly having their illness fade away/get cured the moment it stops being the 'in' thing. It really pisses me off, especially since it cheapens and demeans the people who actually HAVE these issues and problems.

'You have epilepsy and have to avoid high-stress situations? Well you're just being a lazy bum. I have epilepsy too and stress has nothing to do with it.'

'Like, oh my God, how can you say that to me? I have, like, suicidal depression and that trumps all your problems. I could literally die from depression. That's so much worse than your problem.'
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mooreandrew58
04/15/19 5:16:30 PM
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wwinterj25 posted...
mooreandrew58 posted...
I know plenty of adults who just self diagnose themselves with mental illnesses.


A lot of folk are guilty of a self diagnose sure. However a lot also go to professionals for a actual diagnose. I feel you're trying to discredit those who actually do have mental disorders based on your own perception of how others seem on the surface.


not at all. i've dated and lived with a legit bipolar dude. shit is not fun he refused to take meds for it.
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Trialia
04/15/19 5:35:58 PM
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mooreandrew58 posted...
no, and I feel they are a little too quick to slap that label on people these days. its called having a different personality in some cases. kills me when I see a person with a "mental illness" who still manages to function perfectly fine, and be happy even without any help/meds. then when I was a teen way too many people self diagnosed themselves with bipolar like it was cool to have it. nah they just wanted an excuse for their behavior.

Hm. I initially self-dx my bipolar disorder - I knew by the time I was 14 that that was what I had, because I was a science geek and I'd researched my symptoms (especially the voices in my head). Unfortunately, where I grew up the medical care was fairly awful. Neither my bipolar disorder nor my Ehlers-Danlos syndrome were correctly dx until I was 22, by which time I'd already had a nervous breakdown & my physical health was so damaged due to medical neglect that they told me on diagnosis that I'd never be truly well again - got my wheelchair aged 25. But as far as the mental illness is concerned, y'all have to remember this: just because somebody has self-diagnosed, doesn't necessarily make them wrong. It certainly doesn't have to mean they're trying to be trendy or any such ridiculous thing.
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mooreandrew58
04/15/19 5:41:49 PM
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Trialia posted...
mooreandrew58 posted...
no, and I feel they are a little too quick to slap that label on people these days. its called having a different personality in some cases. kills me when I see a person with a "mental illness" who still manages to function perfectly fine, and be happy even without any help/meds. then when I was a teen way too many people self diagnosed themselves with bipolar like it was cool to have it. nah they just wanted an excuse for their behavior.

Hm. I initially self-dx my bipolar disorder - I knew by the time I was 14 that that was what I had, because I was a science geek and I'd researched my symptoms (especially the voices in my head). Unfortunately, where I grew up the medical care was fairly awful. Neither my bipolar disorder nor my Ehlers-Danlos syndrome were correctly dx until I was 22, by which time I'd already had a nervous breakdown & my physical health was so damaged due to medical neglect that they told me on diagnosis that I'd never be truly well again - got my wheelchair aged 25. But as far as the mental illness is concerned, y'all have to remember this: just because somebody has self-diagnosed, doesn't necessarily make them wrong. It certainly doesn't have to mean they're trying to be trendy or any such ridiculous thing.


most people I know that self diagnose are not exactly smart people and have done little research. I don't think they are all wrong, just most of the ones i've met.

conversely about your story though is I have a friend who had a shit ton of medical books growing up as a kid. now hes a hypochondriac always thinking hes got this ailment or that. but then again he might know all this medical stuff but hes not exactly the smartest person I know either. he can be book smart enough when he tries but he historically has lacked critical thinking skills lol. the only thing I do know he has is some sort of anxiety problems, there was always like a 30% chance he would freak the hell out anytime he smoked weed. hes done it a few times sober too.
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Alexandra_Trent
04/15/19 5:44:37 PM
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SunWuKung420 posted...
No


And if I did, I believe I'm well-adjusted.
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rexcrk
04/15/19 6:41:17 PM
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Ive never been diagnosed with anything but sometimes I feel like I might.
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Lokarin
04/15/19 7:38:24 PM
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Yes, I have occipetal lobotomy and can't words, only numbers
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Metalsonic66
04/15/19 7:44:58 PM
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Does ADHD count?
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JOExHIGASHI
04/15/19 7:46:02 PM
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Metalsonic66 posted...
Does ADHD count?

Only if you actually have it
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WastelandCowboy
04/15/19 7:54:09 PM
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Zangulus posted...
I dont believe. I know.
Metalsonic66
04/15/19 8:04:53 PM
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JOExHIGASHI posted...
Metalsonic66 posted...
Does ADHD count?

Only if you actually have it

I do, but my question is, do people consider that a "mental illness", or just a "learning disability"? Or just a "chemical imbalance"?
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Sefrig
04/15/19 8:29:00 PM
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adhd is a developmental disorder

autism is also a developmental disorder but you still have people in here listing them as mental illnesses so i guess most people dont know the difference
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Lokarin
04/15/19 8:33:31 PM
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Sefrig posted...
adhd is a developmental disorder

autism is also a developmental disorder but you still have people in here listing them as mental illnesses so i guess most people dont know the difference


I have adult autism which didn't express itself when I was a child... which is largely why I wasn't diagnosed for so long.
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NejiHyuga900
04/15/19 9:00:28 PM
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fettster777 posted...
Yeah, maybe. I little bit of social anxiety, slight depression, but nothing serious that seriously inhibits my everyday functions in life.

This is pretty much me too. I too have social anxiety trying to talk to people IRL. I never really had depression except for like a few days/weeks when bad things happened to me (which happened to me within 2 months ago).
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WindMouseHanpan
04/15/19 9:31:12 PM
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I have high functioning autism, as well as anxiety and OCD. So yeah. Could be a lot worse, but lemme tell you anxiety and OCD is a nasty combo.
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Lokarin
04/15/19 9:41:21 PM
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WindMouseHanpan posted...
I have high functioning autism, as well as anxiety and OCD. So yeah. Could be a lot worse, but lemme tell you anxiety and OCD is a nasty combo.


I'm in a similar boat, as I'm variably functional and with Schizoid Personality Disorder. Some days I just sit in my chair and rock, but other days it's like I'm not even handicapped at all
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