Worst Mental Illnesses to Suffer from as a Child

I created this list because I am very chemically imbalanced and have always suffered most of these illnesses since a young child.
The Top Ten
1 Schizophrenia

Oh my lord this must be terrible. I don't have this, but for the people that do, I am sorry. Especially for those who have had this as a CHILD. That must be the worst thing on the planet!

I have struggled with this and still do it's one of the worst things in the world

I looked it up, and the symptoms sound like me.. I'm 12.

I can't even imagine a child having this

2 Depression

I remember making several attempts to kill myself even back in kindergarten. I guess my depression has been around longer than I thought.

This is happening to me. Happened when I was 8 and 9 and I am 12 now still happening

A horrible thing to have any time of your life.

I've had this since I was 10

3 Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

I am 17 and In my life I have struggled with Autism, OCD, Generalised Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Post Trauamatic Stress Disorder, and Depression. From My experience OCD was by far the worst.

I also suffered this one as a kid and I still do. My compulsions interfere with my daily life all the time. It's the most annoying thing in the world.

I'm kind of jealous of kids with OCD they never have 2 deal with messy areas like I do

When I lift one hand, I get the urge to lift the other.

4 Paranoia
5 Bipolar Disorder

I'm pretty sure I don't have this, but I can imagine how horrible this must be to have.

6 Autism

Autism is not an illness. It is not a disability. It is an ability. Autism and people that don't have autism is like the color gray. People that have autism are the color gray with a beautiful silver lining. People that don't appreciate people with autism are a dull, dark gray. Appreciate the silver linings out there in the world. I love you guys!

- from personal experiences

I needed to vote for this just so I can comment but autism is not that bad. It's just like being shy and a bit weird. Believe me, I have autism, and I can call myself the happiest and luckiest person in my school. I have the best grades too.

I have autism (which is pretty mild). Sometimes, I have difficulty controlling my own emotions, I get irritable for small reasons, etc.

Autism completely changes how your mind works and how it perceives this world. That's why we think differently than the neurotypical crowd.

7 Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

I may have this but I'm still trying to summon up the courage to ask my mom to go to a doctor for me about it. Ironically, I'm typing this while in class cause I'm bored lmao

This is another one that I have. It's a lot harder to live with than you think.

I have it. This is why I get bad grades in school. My brain doesn't really pay attention to boring education related stuff. :(

8 Anxiety

I've dealt with this since I was about six. It's seriously the most nerve racking disorder known to man.

I had anxiety for quite a long time.

I had this since this year I think

I was a scared little child.

9 Borderline Personality Disorder

Two people in your head. Arguing. Agreeing. Confusing. One personality switching to another. I have a friend that has this. I love her, even when she laughs with me one minute and curses at me the next. I love her and will help her through this

I'm not sure if I have this or not, but I feel sympathy for those who do.

This scares the crap out of me as an autistic person

10 Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
The Contenders
11 Dissociative Identity Disorder

I have only heard of one child who has suffered this disorder. I can't even imagine how horrible it might be.

12 Narcissism

I know a person who has this. It sucks for them, though they don't admit that they have it or really know that they have it, though the person is getting a lot better on some aspects of it.

This isn't a mental illness lmao. It's just a feeling. I can be a but narcissistic sometimes and I'm trying to cut it down. Narcissism is basically when you think highly I'd yourself and it isn't bad.

I know some people who I believe have this because of the way they act about themselves. But I'm not a doctor to diagnose this.

I would call it a gift no an illness its like a superpower

13 Schizoaffective Disorder
14 Posttraumatic Embitterment Disorder

For those of you who don't know what this is, I'll tell you; it's a disorder, in which 1-2% of the population is believed to have. It's a proposed mental disorder not in the DSM, at least not yet. Go on the internet and look it up.

15 Psychotic Depression
16 Depersonalization Disorder
17 Asperger Syndrome
18 Social Anxiety
19 Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD)
20 Hypochondria
21 Misophonia
22 Conduct Disorder
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