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  1. **DEPRESSION - SUICIDE/CRISIS INTERVENTION**

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  2. ***FORUM ANNOUNCEMENTS***

    1. Forum Announcements

      Any announcements will be made here. Feedback or questions you may have  about changes pertaining to the forum you may post it in here.  
      Problems? Please email dfadmin@depressionforums.org

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  3. **FORUM Questions and Answers**

  4. THE DEPRESSION FORUMS WELCOMES YOU

    1. **THE DEPRESSION FORUMS WELCOMES YOU AS A GUEST!**

      We warmly welcome you here as a GUEST!
      BECOMING A MEMBER IS TOTALLY OPTIONAL!!
      PLEASE NOTE: TO VIEW MORE OF THESE FORUMS - YOU DO HAVE TO REGISTER
      What can you do as a Guest? When would I need to become a member? What is the procedure and steps to follow should I decide to join?
       

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    2. **A Special Forum to Welcome our 'NEW MEMBERS'!!**

      This area should be the first place you visit as a new member of our Forum!!
      You will find information that may help you to make the best use of these Forums as quickly as possible. It will also make your visit more productive and will enhance your experience at this site.
      The topics contained in this area should ease the process of using the Forum in your search for information.
      Our members may also stop by and say 'Hey' ;)
       

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    3. **Our Forums Terms Of Service (TOS) & FAQ**

      THE DEPRESSION FORUMS TOS and FAQ
      General, system and contact information.
      We will also post system announcements here when necessary.
      PLEASE DO NOT POST QUESTIONS IN REGARD TO MEDICATION OR DEPRESSION ISSUES HERE. PLEASE POST THOSE QUESTIONS IN THEIR APPROPRIATE AREAS.

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  5. IMMEDIATE DEPRESSION SUPPORT

    1. MNESN - Members Needing Extra Support Now!

      Depression Forums are not a Suicide/Crisis Intervention Center. If you are in imminent danger of hurting yourself, we urge you to refer to the first section of these Forums now. You MUST get immediate professional help which we CANNOT provide.

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    2. Suicidal Ideation Forum

      A place just to talk about your suicidal feelings ONLY.

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    3. DEPRESSION CENTRAL

      Any depression related topics that are GENERIC in nature and do not fall neatly into one of the disorders or medication Forums.

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    4. The Relationship and Depression Forum

      This is the forum to discuss your relationships, which includes all family members and how they are impacted by depression.

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  6. DEPRESSION & ANXIETY MEDICATIONS - LOOKING FOR ANSWERS

    1. Abilify (aripiprazole)

      Abilify (aripiprazole) is an atypical antipsychotic frequently prescribed to address mood and personality disorders.

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    2. Citalopram (Celexa) / Lexapro (Escitalopram)

      Celexa (citalopram) and Lexapro (escitalopram -- each marketed under various names) are two different medications with similar origins. Both are selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and are often prescribed for depression or anxiety related symptoms.

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    3. Cymbalta (duloxetine)

      Cymbalta (duloxetine) is a serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI) used to treat depression, anxiety and other related symptoms.

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    4. Effexor (venlafaxine) / Pristiq (desvenlafaxine)

      Effexor (velafaxine) & Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) are serotonin/noradrenaline re-uptake inhibitors (SNRIs) that share a common origin but have different effects, especially regarding withdrawal.

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    5. Latuda

      WHAT IS LATUDA?
      An effective treatment option for bipolar depression. Discuss.

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    6. Paxil/Seroxat (paroxetine)

      Paxil (paroxetine) is a frequently prescribed selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitor (SSRI) often prescribed to treat depression, anxiety and other related symptoms.

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    7. Prozac (fluoxetine)

      Prozac (fluoxetine) is a common selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitor (SSRI) often prescribed to treat depression, anxiety and other related symptoms.

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    8. Remeron (mirtazapine)

      Remeron (mirtazapine) is more modern noradrenergic and specific serotonergic antidepressant (NaSSA) often prescribed to treat depression and anxiety symptoms or as a hypnotic (sleeping aid)

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    9. Viibryd (vilazodone)

      Viibryd (vilazodone) is a selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitor antidepressant (SSRI) used to treat depression, anxiety and other related symptoms.

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    10. Wellbutrin (bupropion)

      Wellbutrin (bupropion) is often prescribed as a supplement to other antidepressant medications, especially in the U.S.

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    11. Zoloft/Lustral (sertraline)

      Zoloft (sertraline) is a selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitor used to treat depression, anxiety and other related symptoms.

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    12. Other Depression and Anxiety Medications

      This is a place to discuss medications that do not have a distinct place above.

      Please do not post about any medication that has its own discussion area.

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    13. Medications: Posting, asking and sharing

      How our medications effect us individually. Your questions answered..Our support given.

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    14. Depression and Meds News

      We may not have all the answers, but we'll give you the latest news on Depression and Meds.

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  7. OTHER DEPRESSION & ANXIETY RELATED ILLNESSES

    1. Anxiety, Panic, Post Traumatic Stress Disorders, (PTSD)

      An open discussion of anxiety, panic attacks and PSTD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)

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    2. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD/ADD)

      Children & Adult. Many people use the term ADD as a generic term for all types of ADHD.

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    3. Other Borderline and Psychotic Symptoms

      Many people may experience hearing voices or other borderline psychotic symptoms as part of their depression or mental health problems. You might know somebody who is in this situation. This is a forum in which to discuss those issues openly and without judgement.

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    4. Bipolar Disorder

      Bipolar disorder, also known as bipolar affective disorder, is a mental disorder characterized by periods of elevated mood and periods of depression.

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    5. Eating Disorders

      Eating Disorders... We are all about ED RECOVERY and are NOT in any way about pro-ana.
      NO numbers, (NO weights, clothing size, BMI, calories, etc.), will be discussed.

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    6. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder - OCD

      OCD sufferers enter here for a world full of understanding and answers to any of your questions

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    7. Personality and Mental Health Disorders

      A discussion room for members with BPD, Schizophrenia, DID and other (often co-morbid) diagnoses.

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    8. Self Injury (SI)

      This is a Forum which offers member understanding and support. Self-injury: You are NOT the only one..

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    9. Substance Abuse & Recovery

      Supporting each other in our fight against these addictions whether it be pain meds, antidepressants or alcohol.
       

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    10. Bereavement

      Coping With Loss - Bereavement and Grief.
      Of hope and healing in a private area for members who are grieving for a loved one.

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    11. Other Depressive Health Disorders

      Members give support and talk about a host of illnesses and the impact and effects it has in regard to Depression and Anxiety:

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    12. Co-Dependency

      Straightforward information and useful resources related to codependency, alcohol & drug abuse, and recovery.

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  8. DEPRESSION RELATED FORUMS

    1. Gay, Lesbian, Bi-sexual and Transgender Issues

      A safe place for GLBT members and allies to talk about how our sexual orientation and gender identity relate to depression.

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    2. The Depression and Religion Forum

      This is a Secular Forum to explore the relationship between your Depression and Spirituality. Keep your posts focused on personal support only; The Forum is not meant to proselytize or to be anyone's pulpit!
      Discuss how your beliefs (or unbelief's) have helped or hindered you on your road to recovery.

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    3. Anhedonia

      Anhedonia is essentially an absence of pleasure or reward. It is often referred to as a sense of apathy, "zombiness," or being numb.

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    4. Bullying: Emotional and Physical Abuse

      Bullying is when a person or group repeatedly tries to harm someone who is weaker or who they think is weaker. Sometimes it involves direct attacks such as hitting, name calling, teasing or taunting. Sometimes it is indirect, such as spreading rumors or trying to make others reject someone. Recently, bullying has even been reported in online chat rooms and through e-mail.

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    6. Therapy

      Psychotherapy

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    7. Mental illness and stigma: Coping with the ridicule

      Archaic stereotypes and discrimination are painful reminders that mental illnesses are still stigmatized.
      When mental illnesses are used as labels "depressed," "schizophrenic," "manic," or "hyperactive," they can hurt.

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    8. Psych Education 101

      Questions such as: Am I alone? What causes depression? how is depression treated? What is depression, OCD, anxiety, bipolar disorder or other related illneses? Does therapy help?

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    9. Clinical Trials Connection Plus More

      DF will be bringing you Information regarding Clinical Trials, Seminars and Community Calendar Events
      which are open to the public.

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  9. DEPRESSION-ROAD TO RECOVERY

    1. The DF Water Cooler

      Eclectic off topic chatter. Come hang out around the cooler with friends. Share your thoughts, relax and get to know each other. What's new in your world?

      *Please respect the fact that we are PG13 rated forums and subscribe to the HONcode on the net.

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    2. One Step At A Time

      What has been working for you? This is the place to come to share the positive actions you are taking towards recovery.

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    3. Breaking Stories

      A place to discuss current events related to depression and related illnesses.

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    4. Mental health disability benefits (US/UK/CA) insurance, parity, etc.

      Discussion and resources for claiming benefits, disability and advice about insurance, discrimination and related issues.

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    5. Our Information Portal   (40,829 visits to this link)

      Redirects you to DF's information portal