Top Ten Most Terrifying Mental Illnesses

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The Top Ten

1 Schizophrenia

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

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 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 V 1 Comment
5 Alien Hand Syndrome V 1 Comment
6 Kluver-Bucy Syndrome
7 Cotard Delusion
8 Capgras Delusion
9 Bipolar Disorder V 1 Comment
10 Stockholm Syndrome

The Contenders

11 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

12 Pica

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

13 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.

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

15 Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
16 Misophonia
17 Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
18 Post Traumatic Embitterment Disorder
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