Top Ten Most Terrifying Mental Illnesses


The Top Ten

1 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

Sad so sad. - ziiiiiiiiing

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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
8 Capgras Delusion
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 Stockholm Syndrome

The Newcomers

? Alzheimer's
? Dementia

A mental illness which gradually progresses from mild to severe stages as the patient loses its normal brain cognitive functions, awareness and abilities overtime. It is not curable. Common among seniors; teenagers and young adults may develop this illness but it's very rare. - illusion

The Contenders

11 Pedophilia 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

12 Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
13 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

14 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.

15 Borderline Personality Disorder

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.

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 (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.

Panic attacks are absolutely terrifying.

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 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).

23 Psychosis (Psychotic Disorder)
24 Autism Autism
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