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Is This Depression?

Sun, Dec 31st 2000

I was diagnosed with depression about 3 months ago, but lately, things have been changing. I've become very angry all the time, wanting to lash out at others for talking to me. I slit my wrists almost every day to stop the pain that I feel inside all the time. I'm starting to hear voices inside of my head-they even have names. The voices tell me how stupid I am and how ugly I am. It seems that everyone is drifting away from me and doesn't want to be near me. I can't understand any of this and I am beginning to think I was misdiagnosed or something like that. The more I research it, the less it seems to be just depression, because I'm not always depressed, but sometimes just mixed up, like I can't tell which way to go or what to do. I am afraid to tell my my mom about all this because I want to push all of it behind me. I can't stop hurting myself or hearing the voices, though. The more I think about it, the more I realize I've been like this for a while, but it never was the prominent or scary. Even as I write this, I want to just slit my wrists and sit still and do nothing, staring at the blood drip down. I do this almost every day, and I can't stop the voices or the slitting. What is wrong with me? Should I tell my doctor or what?

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