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

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

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

I can't even imagine a child having this

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! - Gynidz

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2 Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

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

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. - RockFashionista

Most of the items on this list rely on me.

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

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3 Autism

This should absolutely be Top 3, because I've struggled with learning and social skills for most of my life. - Soulstealer

I have autism (which is pretty mild). Sometimes, I have difficulty controlling my own emotions, I get irritable for small reasons, etc. - Stazemar000

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 have always suffered from a high-functioning form of autism. - RockFashionista

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4 Anxiety

I had this since this year I think

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

I had anxiety for quite a long time. - Catacorn

I was a scared little child. - Gynidz

5 Bipolar Disorder

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

A big misconseption is that you can't have bipolar as a child when you can.its just hard to diegnose it because people confuse it with child moodyness or other diegnoses.but kids can have bipolar - Tikva

6 Depression

I've had this since I was 10

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

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

A horrible thing to have any time of your life. - PositronWildhawk

7 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. - RockFashionista

I was 10 when I got this,and I still have it today.You feel nothing.People with disorders that come with stress or sadness think that this would be the best thing ever,but it is the opposite.Imagine meeting your favorite singer (alive,dead,or fake) and not feeling anything.That is what it feels like.

8 Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

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

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

I have this:( - Nateawesomeness

9 Narcissism

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

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. - Anonymousxcxc

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. - RockFashionista

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. - DankGodX

10 Borderline Personality Disorder

This scares the crap out of me as an autistic person

What is it? hell that's what.acshuly nope worst then that - Tikva

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. - RockFashionista

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The Contenders

11 Paranoia
12 Misophonia
13 Post Traumatic Stress 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. - JakePlaid

15 Psychotic Depression
16 Depersonalization Disorder
17 Schizoaffective Disorder
18 Conduct Disorder
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