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  1. "Darkness will rise and this city will fall onto my feet" -- Moritz Kuhn is a sick individual at only 23 years of age, fled Germany after proclaiming that "He" was calling him. To this day nobody knows or has ever known what Moritz refers to. He is extremely intelligent but sins as soon as the sun goes down wherever he is. The sick and cursing mind challenges anyone who is on the same horizon as this evil being. -- Details: Name: Moritz Achmad Kuhn Birthday: August 8 1997 Nationality: German Height: 1,75 cm Weight: 78Kg Build: Athletic Muscular Voice: Deep / Dark "May -He- be with you"
  2. "Time waits for no one" Thread will be used to follow the developement of Amelia Cohen, a young adult on the wrong path. Will update this with her story soon.
  3. This thread will document and showcase the development of my character, Anika Copeland. Anika Copeland was born in The Peach State to Thomas Copeland and Abigail Copeland. Growing up, Anika was locked inside of a basement, while her siblings and family members were abused and lashed out at; unbeknownst to her. Anika was born into a traditional family that praised the savior Jesus Almighty in their home almost daily, which was a staple to this all-american family. Anika spent most of her days locked inside the basement inside their all-american home, sometimes going days without food. She was forced to drink their iron filled tap water, and was starved to the point her body was emaciated and mostly skeletal. Due to her severe schizophrenia, that was only made worse due to her circumstances, she was considered a freak of nature by her parents, who were the cause of her schizophrenia, due to her mother; Abigail passing it down to her. Her brother and sister were not exempt from the abuse of their parents, as they would be attacked and criticized over the smallest things, and would get regular beatings and lashings. Out of the two siblings she had, her brother; Jasper was the one who she was closest with, he would sneak Anika some food here and there, and would give her regular water, instead of the iron filled water she ingested. Over the years, Anika grew worse and worse with her condition, her schizophrenia growing worse and worse as her hatred for her parents evolved. Eventually, due to her hate towards her parents, the voices themselves became increasingly violent, causing her to lash out at them if they dared to step foot in her domain, the dark basement she was trapped in. Once Anika had turned 19, she was given some money by her brother and was able to book a flight out of town. She made an escape from the basement through a small window, which she was able to fit through due to her emaciated and thin figure. Anika boarded her flight, and left for Los Santos, where she changed her name from Emelia; to Anika, to help with escaping her parents, who still hunt her to this day. Anika is now a 25 year old schizophrenic, who has found success in the big city of Los Santos, and has since seeked out medical attention, and emotional support; which has transformed her into more of a "normal" person. But truly, what is normal?
  4. Roleplaying Mental Illness A guide on how to convey mental illness realistically in your roleplay character. What will this guide cover? This guide will attempt to cover various symptoms, reactions and actions of a character afflicted by different types of mental illness. I will attempt to cover common disorders that a psychiatrist or doctor would typically diagnose a patient after one (or two) meetings with them and discussion of their symptoms. This guide will not cover developmental disorders such as Autism and Asperger's Syndrome as neither of these are a mental illness. Terminology Guide Mania: An emotional state where an elevated, expansive or usually irritable mood exists. DSM-5: "The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) is the 2013 update to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, the taxonomic and diagnostic tool published by the American Psychiatric Association (APA). In the United States, the DSM serves as the principal authority for psychiatric diagnoses." - Wikipedia on "DSM-5" Depression What is it? Depression, otherwise known as major depressive disorder or clinical depression, is a common and serious mood disorder. A person who suffers from depression experiences persistent feelings of sadness and hopelessness and loss in interest of activities they once enjoyed. Depression may also cause physical symptoms such as chronic pain or digestive issues. To be diagnosed with depression, the symptoms must persist for at least two weeks. Depression is associated with high mortality, which is most accounted for by suicide. A person may express suicidal idealization through verbal expression (examples of this could be "I wish I could sleep and never wake up." or "I could just disappear and no one would notice.") or through physical actions such as alcohol and drug addiction and harming oneself (examples of self harm could be burning, cutting, substance abuse and subjecting to violence that would result in harm to oneself). Depression vs. Sadness Given that a primary symptom for depression is sadness, it can be hard to make a distinction between two psychological states. The important thing to note is that depression is more than sadness. The difference doesn't lie in the extent a person feels down, but rather a combination of factors relating to the duration of the negative feelings, other symptoms, bodily impact, and the effect on the person's ability to function in daily life. Sadness is a normal emotion everyone experiences at some point in their life. When it comes to depression, however, no trigger is necessary. A person suffering from depression feels sad and hopeless about everything. They may have every reason in the world to feel happy and yet they lose the ability to experience joy or pleasure. It's important to keep in mind that sadness is temporary. Within a few days your sadness will have passed and even during the time you may be able to enjoy your favorite TV show, food, or spending time with friends. With depression, these activities are no longer enjoyable or cause pleasure. In sadness, you may feel remorse or regret for something you said or did, but it's likely you won't experience a permanent sense of worthlessness or guilt as you might with depression. With depression, it's important to recognize that one of its features is a kind of self-diminishing, negative thought pattern that lingers constantly or for extremely long periods of time. Finally, self harm and suicidal inclinations don't arise with non-depressive sadness. Those struggling with depression may have thoughts of hurting themselves, dying, suicide or have a suicide plan. Although there is a clear distinction between sadness and depression, it's possible for major depression to exist in addition to sadness resulting significant loss such as a family or friend's death, financial ruin or serious medical illness. Symptoms The DSM-5 outlines the following criteria to make a diagnosis of depression. The individual must be experiencing five or more symptoms during the same two-week period and at least one of the symptoms should be depressed mood or loss of pleasure. Depressed mood most days or nearly every day Significant diminished interest or pleasure in all, or almost all, activities most days or nearly every day Significant weight loss or gain or decrease in appetite most days or nearly every day A reduction of physical movement that is observable by others and a slowing of thought Fatigue or loss of energy nearly every day Feelings of worthlessness or excessive or inappropriate guilt nearly every day Diminished ability to think or concentrate, or indecisiveness nearly every day Recurring thoughts of death, recurrent suicidal ideation without a specific plan or a suicide attempt with a specific plan for committing suicide The latest edition of the DSM-5 recently added two specifiers to further classify diagnoses: With Mixed Features - This specifier allows the presence of manic symptoms as part of the depression diagnosis for individuals who do not meet the full criteria for a manic episode. With Anxious Distress - This specifier allows the addition of anxiety as part of the depression diagnosis. Anxiety may affect the individual's response to treatment.
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