Personal Narrative: My Experience With Major Depression

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At the age of thirteen I was diagnosed with major depression and anxiety, I have spent the past five years in and out of doctor’s offices, counselor appointments, and therapy sessions. Throughout all of my experiences I have tried to prove to doctors, my parents, and myself that I don’t need medication to act like a “normal” human being. I would start taking my medication for a few weeks and while I was on a high note I would slowly wean myself of the drug in the hopes that my illness would be cured. At first it seemed like it would really work, and for a few days I would feel like myself, glad to finally be rid of the medication that had previously controlled my emotions. However, as the week would pass by I would notice myself staying up
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