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Depression 3 8.11%
Schizophrenia 23 62.16%
Anxiety/Panic 5 13.51%
Bipolar 5 13.51%
ADD 1 2.70%
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Unread 02-03-2011, 10:51 PM   #1
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What do you think the worst mental illness is to have?

I think schizophrenia is up there, depression can't be fun.

I'd say schizophrenia.
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What do you think the worst mental illness is to have?

I think schizophrenia is up there, depression can't be fun.

I'd say schizophrenia.
I voted Bipolar, cuz it seems to effect your life the most. I don't have that though.
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When i told my first therapist that i had panic disorder, she told me that panic disorder was the worst mental illness you can have, because it literally feels like you are dying. Panic attacks are indescribable, and while i am not saying they are the worst mental illness out there, they were the worst feelings I've ever felt in my life. I literally felt like i had descended into hell and was fighting off demons. I either felt like I was dying, or that I wanted to die to get rid of the agony of the attacks. My panic attacks would happen several times throughout the day, and lasted for 6 months before i ever figured out what it was. That it was just a panic attack, and nothing seriously physically wrong with me, other than a chemical imbalance in my brain. Just putting my 2 cents in. I think any illness where you don't know what it is, ie when i didn't know i was having panic attacks, and thought i was literally dying, is the worst. Once you can name the disease and know what's really going on, its easier to cope with.
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I'd say Schizophrenia because it sometimes changes someone's personality. It can be one of the most debilitating things in the world.
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I can't vote for all of them? Everyone of them has the potential to be extremely life-altering.
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I'm not going to vote - it depends on the person and how they can handle it, plus the severity. I'm BP and have experienced serious depression - to me that was VERY bad. But maybe other's are going through even tougher things.

I don't think I could handle DID for instance...
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What do you think the worst mental illness is to have?

I think schizophrenia is up there, depression can't be fun.

I'd say schizophrenia.
Yeah schizophrenia wins that the worst dx I dont have it but my brother and sis have it and that so stressful having family being dx with
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I'm not going to vote...who's to say which mental illness is the most severe? It varies in severity from person to person, PLUS not all the mental illnesses are there...and there are a lot of them.
 
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Your pretty much all right. Thanks for voting those who did vote!
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I wouldn't vote. Plus, what about the people that have multiple mental illnesses?
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