Worst Mental Illnesses

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41 Social Phobia

In my opinion it is not necessary the most curable but rather a disorder you learn to mold your life around with the help of medication & therapy. This disorder controls every aspect of your life unless you are prepared to shut yourself away from people forever. Social phobia can not be described as a socialising disorder it much more than that... Imagine being controlled by an intense fear of AIR, FOOD, WATER, SLEEP, SITTING, STANDING, WALKING! Everything you do everyday to live life involves all those things and the thing us social phobic people fear the most is other PEOPLE, they are all around us!

Social phobia/anxiety is a horrible disorder to have... fear of people basically. Constantly anxious and racing heart, stomach pain, it also can cause depression, eating disorders and sleep paralysis. The worst thing is when people don't take it seriously!

This disorder is one of the most common disorders which causes people to have severe difficulties socialising. It forms quite a vicious cycle, however it is one of the more curable disorders.

I have this... - GirlyAnimeLover

42 Cotard's Syndrome

Cotard Syndrome or Cotard Delusion is a fascinating yet extremely rare disorder that isn't nearly high enough on this list. I haven't read about it ever really being dangerous for those around the sufferer but it can make "living" extremely difficult, and I mean this literally as the sufferer can experience impressions of non-existence, being dead, immortal, or being inanimate (an example would be the sufferer thinks they're becoming a statue and can't move, eat, sleep, or express themselves).

It's a illness that makes a person want to be dead, obsessed with death, or believe that they are dead. - SirSkeletorThe3rd

I have this and I nearly starved myself

43 Empathy Deficit Disorder

It's not that I don't care about other people, but I just do not feel any amount of empathy for anyone.

44 Dependent Personality Disorder
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46 Phobias

An extreme or irrational fear of or aversion to something.
Eg. Achluophobia- Fear of darkness, Androphobia- Fear of men, Ailurophobia- Fear of cats and Alektorophobia- Fear of chickens. When I was younger I had all these fears but know I only have a fear of chickens.

I have Pyrophobia, Chilopodophobia, Anthropophobia, and Katsaridaphobia. Fear of Fire, Centipede, Human and Cockroaches... - GirlyAnimeLover

I have heliophobia and emetophobia :(

47 Conduct Disorder

Bad disorder

Why me also I have ocd, bipolar, schizophrenia, antisocial personalality disorder, unipolar, anxiety, adhd, odd, aspergers, autism, adhd, odd and serve depression

I have this diaorder it is hard for me to control my anger people would say your just a angry kid but it's far more worse I harm animals and people I have also been diagnosed with serve ocd, ied, schizophrenia, bipolar, borderline personality diorder, antisocial personalality disorder, aspergers, social anxiety, adhd, odd, and depression I am full of mental health problems I wish hi cauld be normal I am 22 years old I have spent my life holding grudges against my child good life I was sexually,phisicaly and mentally abused by my father from the ages of 3 to 18 years old I was in and out of care I am affraid I will do something I will regret I am nasty to any one around me I have no support all I want is to be love and took care of.

48 Münchausen syndrome by proxy

I'm the victim of my mother's Münchhausen Syndrome by proxy and it has left me with a multitude of mental illnesses such as PTSD and even more false diagnoses. Her chosen method was a bit unconventional in the fact that she favored manipulating my mental health than anything physical. Since I was a child I've suffered from chronic depression and anxiety and as I got older it really started to take a toll on me which she so conveniently utilized to force me into a series of forced psychiatric hospital stays. Some of those stays lasting well over a month because my mother refused to take me home insisting I was still a danger to myself. One of the most damaging false diagnoses I received was SchizoAffective Disorder when my mom decided to tell the psychiatrist I was seeing I heard voices. I was placed on so many medications the exacerbated my depression and left me with crippling side effects and they refused to take me off the medications. Any time I met a therapist or a psychiatrist ...more

This mental illness should be in the top tens. It's a really bad one. Parents with this disorder try to make their kids sick just for attention. There are dozens of crimes of parents making their kids sick and killing them

Munchausen's by proxy is like hidden child abuse that no one notices until it's too late. It is so sad not just for the child but for the parent/guardian/carer whoever.

Worse than schizophrenia

49 Somatoform Disorder

The most physical mental illness in the world. - JakePlaid

50 Nonverbal Learning Disorder
51 Hypochondriasis

I suffer from schizophrenia, borderline personality disorder, chronic anxiety and hypochondria. Hypochondria so far has been the most debilitating thing I've ever had to deal with, and I've had it almost my entire life. It makes me feel like any strange bodily symptom is a sign of a deadly incurable illness, and not even tests from doctors can shake the fear because I worry they are going to misdiagnose me. I've worried about various cancers, ALS, MS, losing my eyesight and hearing, lyme's disease, heart problems, and strokes. It's a new one every week, that I will compulsively worry about. This disorder can lead me to cry in a corner debating suicide to just get my death over with, it makes me high risk of suicide. I am always looking to family to look at the weird symptoms I'm getting and always ask if they get the same thing, I Google symptoms a lot and it makes the fear 100x worse. I hallucinate symptoms of diseases after reading about them, and see strange things in my vision ...more

I have mild-to-medium hypochondria and it ranges from manageable to debilitating. Usually it's worse when I undergo a period of non-hypochondria-related stress, which makes hypochondria worse. All the way through my last exams I was convinced I was dying of about 3 different types of cancer. Hypochondria is joked about but it's not funny. People say that 'oh, I'm feeling a bit of hypochondria' or 'stop being such a hypochondriac', but they don't do this with stuff like depression, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia. Hypochondria needs to be treated more seriously by the general public.

This disorder makes you crazy. You can't tell what you're actually feeling and what you're just imagining to be feeling. This disorder got so bad for me I was having daily panic attacks and actually lost the ability to walk and speak for a while.

It's hell. I don't believe it's at no. 41. People with hypochondria usually have anxiety and depression. It's like you're going to suffer from a disease which you don't even have but that doesn't matter because you hallucinate the symptoms anyway. You get a feeling that you're going to suffer, endure the pain of a non-curable disease and die.

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52 Pica Disorder

When I was a little, I taste sand once. Then tomorrow, I have no interest on any food. My stomach is cramping. I also ate a clay once, but now, I'm grow up. I should never do it again. It's nasty for me now. Luckily, I do not have anemia.

This should be #1! You eat things you aren't supposed to!

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53 Narcolepsy

This is not fun. I have to take amphetamines ( it works ) but after that I feel more sleepy so I have to take one again and so on. It's a vicious circle of pill taking.

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54 Histrionic Personality Disorder

Feeling like you should be the best at everything to be happy. Needing attention. Doing strange stuff I don't even want to do because I need attention. I don't understand myself.

My friend has this she told me. She Always has to be better than anyone else otherwise she isn't happy

55 Alien Hand Syndrome
56 Alice in Wonderland Syndrome

I honestly don't have this, but I can only imagine it to be terrifying, objects getting bigger or smaller, horrifying.

Ehm, I do believe I have had this for 6 years now and my mum had it, basically I see objects smaller than they really are, it also happens when I close my eyes. It does happen to frequently anymore it used to happen every night but now it’s every-now-and-again kinda thing but when it does happen it usually leads me to a wonderful panic attack. It’s great.

57 Dysthymia

I went through a period of double depression, which is basically depression on tip of dysthymia. It was hell.

58 Cyclothymia

A mental state characterized by marked swings of mood between depression and elation; bipolar disorder.

59 Dissociative Fugue

Think I have a mild term of this. I forget where I put my phone wallet keys I have to back track every single step sometimes being hours late to friends of events

You forget about absolutely everything and you have to start from scrath. Those people don't even remember their family it's so sad

60 Oppositional Defiance Disorder

My younger has this, she's a complete nightmare to deal with. She probably has over 5 tantrums a week over small things like not allowed to do something she wanted. She also refers me as the "crap eating loser"

Me me me me me. Little discipline will cure this. And a little physical abuse. Suggest military school.

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