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  1. Hi everyone, I didn't know where to put this topic, but it relates to recurrent bipolar II depression, treatment-resistant, so I figured I'd put it here. Please alert me if it's moved so that I can find it later. I recently saw my pdoc, and after more than 6 months of treatment with me still not getting better with my weekly 4-day depressive meltdowns, he recommended looking into transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). Basically: 1) Is this safe? Do I risk jumbling up another part of my brain? I figure it couldn't be any worse than what my meds are currently doing. 2) Does it work or is it a pseudoscience? I know "Magnet Therapy" has been disproven as nothing more than a pseudoscience. But "transcranial magnetic stimulation" doesn't appear to be based on my preliminary research. 3) How does it work? 4) Does it matter if I'm taking a bunch of meds at the time of therapy? 5) Personal experiences with TMS? Thank you all in advance troop
  2. I am really happy to have found this site. It seems like there are a lot of pretty cool people here, people that I can relate to. I am a 41 year old female, and the tags list a few of my diagnoses. It has been a struggle to find the right combination of medications to balance my mind. It has taken a lot of time and work to get where I am today, and I am looking for a few friends that I can chat with and get to know. I really love reading, music, and the beach. Hope to hear from you soon!
  3. Hi. My name is Mark and I have been diagnosed with major depression, GAD, OCD, and ADHD. I am blessed to have a caring support system (including my parents with whom I live after 12 years of independence and my wonderful and understanding fiancee) and access to care. Unfortunately I still find myself struggling immensely and appreciate this opportunity to articulate my difficulties. I am constantly assaulted by panic and feelings of shame. I feel as if I am a burden and a disappointment to everyone I know. I view myself as a failure of my own creation and that it is too late to do anything substantive about it. I struggle to hope and doubt that I will ever be better. Consequently, I spend unproductive time pining after my past when things were better, when I was better and happier. I am embarrassed of who I am and where I am in my life and I feel incredibly bitter when I see my peers being successful and productive. That envy mutates into self-recrimination because I know I only have myself to blame. I fear being judged because I have so little self-worth and validate entirely via what others think of me/comparing myself to others and as a result I am paranoid even around my dearest loved ones. I cannot accomplish anything productive, have been unsuccessful in anything professional for eight years and am easily distracted. I am no sure if this is because I am lazy or because I have ADHD. I want to know why I can't make myself work hard like everyone else. I just want to be able to do something. I also suffer from OCD and had made great strides thanks to Luvox and cognitive therapies but I have relapsed significantly lately and I am very discouraged, stressed and exhausted as a result. Perhaps most importantly, I don't like myself. I believe myself to be a bad person. I am selfish, self-absorbed and arrogant. I am lazy. I am dishonest because I refuse to take responsibility for my own failings and I want people to like me/be impressed by me. Thank you for allowing me to unburden myself. Sometimes it helps just to write it down.
  4. Hello everyone, nice to meet you in cyber city. I am here for support and to give my support to others going through similar illnesses as mine: bi-polar disorder, panic attacks and GAD, as well as severe fall out symptoms such as major apathy, isolation, food issues due to Seroquel(I am now on Geodon) etc. I was dx'd with bi-polar disorder in 1998 and I finally gave in due to extreme stress and hospitalization after hospitalization over the years and I applied for disability. I was fortunate enough to receive it on my first application. But I suppose that also tells me I have a pretty bad case. I've learned to just be grateful and stop worrying about 'looking normal.' I mean who the heck is normal really anyway. So, it's nice to meet you all......
  5. Hi all, I've been checking out this forum for the past couple of days so I thought I'd join to be able to interact. I'm 26 years old and live in the greater NYC area. I was recently diagnosed with major depression with psychosis. I think the trigger was the passing of my dad after a painful battle with prostate cancer at the end of September. It's been a tough road, but I have a loving family and boyfriend who keep me going. I've really gotten a lot out of reading the posts on everyone's experiences here, so just wanted to say a big thanks for that! Best of luck to everyone here.
  6. Names Olivia but I prefere olive, liv, or via. I think this sites really cool so I had to join. Its like facebook for the mentally troubled:D I'm very friendly but not good at being open with the people I trust which is usually why I come to sites like this; Its like practice.. I injoy quiet evening and long walks on the beach. (I'm joking. Walking sucks.) Anyway I tagged what brought me to this site in the 'topic tag' thingy. I'll get to know people here very soon. Please strive to do the same for me even if I hesitate.
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