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  • 8 hours ago

    I don’t know why, but I don’t want to be alive

    I’m 18, I have a decent life, not rich, not poor, good house. I’m in college, I have a girlfriend, a family that for the most part cares a great deal about me. Yet for some reason, I don’t care about anything that happens. I feel like I would be perfectly content with dying, getting locked up for the rest of my life, anything. I usually always think about death (basically 24/7) and how much less stressful it would be, life just feels absolutely pointless. Something really small like I could spill....
  • 12 hours ago

    Unsure how to proceed

    I have been on Zoloft (50mg) for 8 years. My doctor has recently retired and I have not retained a new one yet. I am 62 years old and would like to stop taking Zoloft. I do not know how to proceed with weaning myself off of Zoloft since I have been on it for such a long time. For the past 90 days, I have taken a whole pill every other day. On the days in between, I have taken half a pill. I have not experienced any mood swings so far. Can anyone advise me on how to stop completely?
  • Mixed Mood Disorder

    I was reading my visit summaries from my doctors appointments online. It says I have something called "mixed mood disorder." I know that I have anxiety and depression, but I've never heard of this specific label. When I google it, all I find is mixed mood episodes associated with bipolar disorder. What is mixed mood disorder and where can I find more info on it?
  • 1 day ago

    Friend Experienced Amnesia?

    Earlier today my friend took a nap for about 30 minutes. After she woke up, she could not remember anything for a full hour. She did not remember where she was, who she was, but could still remember concepts such as a table being a table. After an hour everything suddenly came back to her, and she was scared so she called me to remind her who she was. Is this amnesia? What should she do about it? Her mother doesn't really believe in mental health, so it's going to be difficult to convince....
  • Manic/Bi-Polar Care Options?

    My Mom was diagnosed with bi-polar many years ago and the Lithium normally keeps her level. She was diagnosed with an eye condition that could cause permanent blindness, which requires a 55mg dose of Prednisone for treatment. Apparently, the Prednisone is the only option to prevent the temporal arteritis and it basically negates the Lithium, but the dosage will be reduced every weeks if her Arteritis continues to improve. She has been manic for a couple weeks with the past 3 days requiring ER visits....
  • 2 days ago

    Confused and disoriented

    My mother is confused and disoriented and maybe more having hallucinations. She has her mind and can tell you things that are real but all of a sudden she has been maybe delirious. She thinks she's in a garage alone and cold or at another place other than where she's really at and can't get out. Just called nine-one-one and the police because she feels it's real. She's looking rather listless dazed and is constantly tired. She also has no appetite . She is in a nursing home she....
  • 2 days ago

    I had enough

    I've been on tens of different medications ranging from lithium to benzodiazepines to anti depressants... I tried many combinations too... Nothing worked and I tried to commit suicide... I failed and got caught... After it they have started ect treatment... Even after 11 times nothing had changed... Is there something after this.... I gave up but even if there is a slight chance of some other treatment I don't want to die before trying that too
  • I just cannot stay committed

    I have been diagnosed and treated for depression and anxiety for over 16 years now. I am a wife and a mother of 4 children. I have finished having children. I now really need to lose weight. I lost all my baby weight after my last baby was born a year ago but then I had to have a surgery that has taken forever to heal and hurts from time to time. This has made me emotional AND I gained ALL my weight back. I have joined a group with my Dr for 15 weeks to a healthier life. I am suppose to journal.....
  • 3 days ago

    Inside post partum- a blog post
  • 5 days ago

    low platelet count and depression

    I'm depressed. I've read that a low platelet count can cause depression (blood platelets carry serotonin, so that makes sense). My platelet count on a recent blood test was 133 and the normal range is 150-400. Could this be causing (or adding to) my depression? If so, how can I raise my platelet count?