Depression related topics that are nonspecific and do not fall into any one of the disorder or medication areas. Examples: possible causes of depression, effects depression has in our daily lives, work, family and day to day in general.
Discuss how your relationships are impacted by depression. This forum will examine how some relationships are strengthened while others are weakened by the symptoms of depression and anxiety. We’ll talk about different ways to deal with your significant other while managing depression.
Depression can also be precipitated or intensified by a broken or abusive relationship. We will explore and discuss the many issues and concerns presented by these situations.
This is also the forum where family, significant others and friends can share their feelings of frustration and helplessness while gaining some knowledge and insight into the depressive state of mind.
A forum for parents to share their experiences and help each other in raising children while keeping their depression under control.
A forum for members who grew up living with parents who were depressed.
A forum for parents of children who are afflicted with mental illnesses such as ADD/ADHD, OCD, depression, and bipolar disorder. A place for parents to share their experiences and talk about the different medications prescribed to their children
A room to explore and discuss postpartum depression.
This is the forum for GLBT members to share and discuss how their sexual orientation and gender identity relate to depression. Use this room to vent your frustrations and discuss the different ways you deal with depression.
This is a forum to discuss how religion and faith has helped you through your depression. Use this forum to voice your opinion on how religion and spirituality can or can’t help with feelings of depression.
Anxiety disorders include generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety, and panic disorder. . Panic disorder sufferers usually have a series of intense episodes of extreme anxiety, known as panic attacks. Attacks can last 10 minutes but can be as short lived as 1-5 minutes. Anxiety attacks vary in intensity and specific symptoms of panic over the duration. During a panic disorder a person may have a rapid heartbeat, perspiration, dizziness, shortness of breath and a psychological experience of uncontrollable fears.
Use this forum to discuss how ADHD/ADD has affected your life and whether or not you have received help to control your symptoms. This forum is to share information and provide support to other s experiencing same problems.
This forum is for those who are grieving for a loved one. It is a place to share and discuss your feelings when you find it hard to move on and carry on with your daily life without your loved one. It is also a place for members who have experienced the same and now want to help and share the way they overcame their sadness and depression after losing their loved one.
This is the forum to talk about Bipolar Disorder, how it has affected your life and what you have done or what you have tried to keep your life in control.
Bipolar Disorder (also known as manic depression) causes serious shifts in mood, energy, thinking, and behavior–from the highs of mania on one extreme, to the lows of depression on the other. More than just a fleeting good or bad mood, the cycles of bipolar disorder last for days, weeks, or months. And unlike ordinary mood swings, the mood changes of bipolar disorder are so intense that they interfere with your ability to function.
An eating disorder is characterized by abnormal eating habits that may involve either insufficient or excessive food intake to the detriment of an individual's physical and emotional health.
Here we will discuss Anorexia, Bulimia, and Compulsive Overeating and how we can overcome this disorder and get to the road of recovery and healthy eating.
People with OCD may be plagued by persistent, unwelcome thoughts or images, or by the urgent need to engage in certain rituals. They may be obsessed with germs or dirt, and wash their hands over and over. They may be filled with doubt and feel the need to check things repeatedly. Come to this forum to discuss how OCD has impacted your life, for how long you have lived with your OCD and discuss the steps you have taken to get treatment for this disorder.
Cancer, Fibromyalgia (FMS), Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), PMS, Parkinson's Disease, Lupus, Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), Epilepsy, Lyme Disease, Menopause and a host of other debilitating illnesses that can lead to depression. This forum is to share your experiences living with these disorders, whether you are the person with the disorder or a loved one impacted by the disorder, share your stories and provide support here.