Top Ten Most Terrifying Mental Illnesses

The Top Ten Most Terrifying Mental Illnesses

1 Schizophrenia

Schizophrenic people aren't dangerous. Horror movies have portrayed us in such a negative light, society now thinks of “psycho” killers using chainsaws and wearing masks. Schizophrenic folks are so much more likely to harm themselves than anyone else.
(Source: I have schizophrenia.)

This sounds scary. It makes depression look like a joy.

Even as someone who doesn't have schizophrenia, reading about experiences that people with the disorder have endured are extremely scary, like as if you're having a nightmare whilst awake.

I have this. It's horrible to live with. But I feel like I can't take medicine to get rid of my delusions. They're mean, but I have to do what they say. - RockFashionista

2 Multiple Personality Disorder

We are incredibly lucky to live in a time when these illnesses (and even run-of-the-mill depression and anxiety) are given the respect they deserve--most people understand that you can't just "suck it up." - PetSounds

Otherwise known as dissociative identity disorder. It truly sounds awful. And so difficult to explain to new people. - keycha1n

I have to live with it and I have no control over my life!
This disorder is also known as "Dissociative Identity Disorder" occurs often when you are traumatized.
Yes it's real!

3 Wendigo Psychosis

I seen this before, it wasn't so bad until I saw these birds circling around someone. Geez they were like waiting.

I was at school this one time and I started ripping my skin off. I said I wanted to eat myself. then my friends ran away

4 Alice in Wonderland Syndrome


Worse than schizophrenia.

5 Alien Hand Syndrome

O my god think that your hand hand betrays your brain - Toucan

6 Kluver-Bucy Syndrome
7 Cotard Delusion

This is also known as walking corpse syndrome... Here is some insight. Anyone with this believes they are a dead corpse, walking like a zombie. They think they died and are rotting away. This can cause people to die of starvation or dehydration. They usually root into this by having depression and suicidal thoughts.

8 Capgras Delusion

Capgras syndrome is an uncommon type of delusional disorder. It is characterized by intense, unwavering feelings that a close friend or family member has been replaced by an identical impostor. A sufferer recognizes the face and behavior of the loved one, but is convinced that he or she is a double.

9 Bipolar Disorder

This one is terrible - SansTheComic

Your not bipolar because you have small mood swings.your weather is not bipolar. When your in a very bad deppresive state it's the worst and manic is can feel good at times but its hard can't slow down no matter how much people tell you to and you can't sleep and everyone and everything iratates you.and thean you crash in to a dark deppresion.and the parnoia and halusinations are so scary.

10 Pedophilia

This causes adults to take sexual interest in prepubescent children and fantasize about sex with them. Thankfully, there are treatments and therapy that can help keep it under control and make them less likely to molest children. Not all child molesters are pedophiles, and not all pedophiles are child molesters. As long as he/she doesn't act on their fantasies, they are not a child molester. So far, there is no cure for this horrible disorder.

Should be #1

The Newcomers

? Schizoaffective Disorder

The Contenders

11 Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Oh Yeah. I have that.

12 Stockholm Syndrome
13 Borderline Personality Disorder

Hitler had this disorder and the disorder led him to kill Jews in Gas Chambers this disorder is terrible and dangerous

It's terrifying. You feel like a constant danger to yourself and others, always leaving emotional and mental pain in your wake. One day you may love someone, the next wish them out of your life, and then beg to return from fear of abandonment.

No Hitler was delusional with aspd

14 Depression

I've kind of gotten used to being depressed. I don't know if I'll ever be how I was before. And in a way, I don't want to. - Catlover2004

15 Anxiety Disorder

I am surprised that this wasn't already on the list before I added it. It is literally a disorder about being terrified. - Gynidz

I can’t believe it is so low on the list. Not only do people have to live with this type of stuff but they have almost no control over it. I am a 15 year old with this problem and I am scared to do anything because I think people would always judge me and when I talke for my dad about this he said to “suck it up, you are probably over exaggerating” and from then on I didn’t know what to do and thought everyone was a scared as I am.

16 Pica

I have a good friend that had this. He wasn't munching on anything too dangerous, but it was still... Bizarre. - keycha1n

17 Panic Disorder

Panic attacks are absolutely terrifying.

Panic attacks (especially multiple attacks a day) are the worst. A panic attack feels almost exactly like a heart attack. The sweating, tingling in arms, heavy feeling in my chest, nausea. Also hyperventilating until my vision becomes almost black. It's horrible.

You feel things in a way others can't emagine.but you sure do suffer for it.

18 Hypochondria

Imagine living in constant fear of dying from illness or injury, but this isn't just ordinary everyday fear that people can put to one side and ignore. This is continual. It is terrifying. You notice a small bodily symptom and your mind inflates it until it's stage 5 deadly cancer and you're about to die. But you're too scared to go to the doctor in case they confirm your fears, because you'd rather not know either way than have it confirmed for you. Hypochondria should at least be in the top 10.

19 Misophonia
20 Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
21 Post Traumatic Embitterment Disorder
22 Dementia
23 Social Anxiety Disorder with Stuttering

Stuttering is stumbling over words. It is frustrating and embarrassing enough but...
Social Anxiety Disorder with Stuttering is stumbling over words while being afraid to talk. It is much more impairing. Mark Irwin (Chair of IFA's Self Help and Advocacy Committee).

24 Psychosis (Psychotic Disorder)
25 Autism
26 Alzheimer's
27 Boanthropy
28 Paranoia
29 Asthma

Asthma can be scary during attacks, I remember having some severe attacks, my first ever asthma attack was super scary - trains45

30 Depersonalization Disorder
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