DepressionDiaries: Symptom Logbook

A while ago I bought a notebook from work because I like it ( I have a thing about notebooks, don’t judge me) I’ve decided that I will use it as a “symptom logbook” where I write down anything out of the ordinary that happens that could be considered a symptom of a mental illness. I’m hoping it will help psychiatrists diagnose my Mystery Mental Illness since I’m pretty sure there is one.

Symptoms to log include;

  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Self harming beyond using an elastic band (e.g. scratching, punching)
  • Emotion Explosion
  • Intense feelings of anger or anxiety
  • Hallucinations
  • Memory loss
  • Spacing out/detachment from reality
  • Hyperactivity (not brought on by coffee)

Over the past couple of days I have had suicidal ideation which is why I’m at too high risk to have CBT and I have noticed that sometimes I feel very detached from the world my body is doing all the work automatically while my brain seems to be elsewhere.

I really don’t know what’s been going on with my brain lately but hopefully I will have it figured out soon.


Song of the day: Soap by Melanie Martinez



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