Top Ten Mental Illnesses Most Inaccurately Portrayed in the Media

The reason why these mental illnesses have such negative stigma is because the Media portrays them as such.
The Top Ten
1 Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

People with OCD are not necessarily clean freaks. They get compulsive thoughts and obsess over them, hence the name of the disorder.

2 Antisocial Personality Disorder

Psychopaths and sociopaths are not ax-crazy, violent serial killers. They can be kind people. They just lack empathy.

3 Borderline Personality Disorder

I hate how this is called Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Syndrome. People with this condition are not crazy stalkers. They have unstable emotions.

4 Delusional Disorder

Similar to schizophrenia, they aren't necessarily paranoid freaks that think the mafia is going to kill them. They can have one mild delusion that could be as small as thinking that a certain person is being rude to them.

5 Bipolar Disorder

We aren't wild-eyed maniacs that go insane and splurge all of our money (at least not all of us). We just have ups and downs in our moods that are more severe than that of the average person.

6 Psychotic Disorder

People with this disorder aren't always train wrecks that stab people in alleyways. They just aren't able to distinguish reality from non-reality.

7 Schizophrenia

People with this condition aren't necessarily paranoid wrecks. They can just have mild delusions and mild hallucinations that don't bother them.

Schizophrenia is often mostly exaggerated in horror movies and horror games to make it more scary.

8 Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

We don't run around screaming and flailing, unable to stop ourselves. We just have trouble paying attention.

9 Eating Disorder

They don't necessarily starve themselves or binge before purging. They can eat compulsively because they're addicted to food, or eat inedible objects.

10 Narcissistic Personality Disorder

They don't stare into mirrors 24/7 and worship themselves. They have an inflated sense of self-worth .

The Contenders
11 Generalized Anxiety Disorder

They aren't agoraphobics that are terrified of absolutely everything. They just get significantly more stress than others.

Everybody has anxiety, just some have worse anxiety than others

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