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  • Mag Bleit

    What about borderline PD? That’s one of the craziest in my opinion.

  • Joshua Daniel

    As someone who has gone through the stigma of being institutionalized, medicated, and left to be on his own, I can definitely state that mental illness is a result of poor physical health, nutrition, lack of education, lack of socializing, lack of discipline, and I’ll even go as far to say lack of religious/spiritual component in their life.

    Unless you have severe mental health issues where you absolutely CANNOT adapt to society, then I can see why you may need to be medicated and possibly live in an institution (i.e. nursing home, assisted living, boarding home, state hospital, etc.) Other than that, I see a lot of “mental illnesses” stemming from unhealthy lifestyles.

    For example, being malnourished and deficient in certain vitamins WILL produce symptoms similar to depression. Now ask me this people, how many Americans YOU know that are malnourished? If you’re informed, you will realize a lot of Americans (or people in general) live VERY sedentary lifestyles. This ALONE can greatly attribute to poor mental health.

    Another component that is extremely important for mental health is ritual excercise. Now again, how many people do you know that are absolutely lazy? Play video games all day, web surf all day, becoming complacent, etc? This is not me being judgemental; as I too used to be, for lack of a better word, used to be a slob. Now what do I do? I workout weekly, I get compliments and looks for my body, and I feel great! I can’t stress enough how important excercise is for not only your health but also self-esteem.

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  • Joe

    Why no schizoid personality disorder?

  • Tim

    TOP 10 Disorders…

    Disorder 11 are all the other people that doesnt fit the profile.
    Typical stereo types looking no further then there noses.
    Its funny that they think that those people need a cure…realy ironic.
    You made a choice just like everyone does and for me you dont fit the profile,
    lets have a bunch of other people that do the same putting you in a corner your might fit in the top 10

  • judith

    This is a great article. Thanks!

  • Hemant Kakodia

    Hi, I am Hemant Kakodia from India. I was suffering from OCD for years. I used to do things repeatedly for number of time. I used to wash hands multiple time even after knowing i have already washed that. I was under medication and that worked for sometime but after leaving medication, there was mental effect as medicines were strong. After this, with time, it went off and now i am OCD free but sometimes i do wash hands multiple time but not like old time. If anyone is suffering from this, then will power is required to vanish this.

  • Tori

    I think this list is way off topic. “Craziest” Mental Disorders? These are not them. I found a list that is full of way more rare, and way more bizarre diseases.

    10. Stockholm syndrome is a psychological response sometimes seen in an abducted hostage, in which the hostage shows signs of sympathy, loyalty or even voluntary compliance with the hostage taker, regardless of the risk in which the hostage has been placed.

    9. Lima Syndrome – The exact opposite of Stockholm syndrome – this is where the hostage takers become more sympathetic to the plights and needs of the hostages.

    8. Diogenes Syndrome – a condition characterised by extreme self neglect, reclusive tendencies, and compulsive hoarding, sometimes of animals. It is found mainly in old people and is associated with senile breakdown.

    7. Paris Syndrome – a condition exclusive to Japanese tourists and nationals, which causes them to have a mental breakdown while in the famous city. Of the millions of Japanese tourists that visit the city every year, around a dozen suffer this illness and have to be returned to their home country. The condition is basically a severe form of ‘culture shock’.

    6. Stendhal Syndrome – a psychosomatic illness that causes rapid heartbeat, dizziness, confusion and even hallucinations when an individual is exposed to art, usually when the art is particularly ‘beautiful’ or a large amount of art is in a single place.

    5. Jerusalem Syndrome – the name given to a group of mental phenomena involving the presence of either religiously themed obsessive ideas, delusions or other psychosis-like experiences that are triggered by, or lead to, a visit to the city of Jerusalem.

    4. Capgras Delusion – a rare disorder in which a person holds a delusional belief that an acquaintance, usually a spouse or other close family member, has been replaced by an identical looking impostor.

    3. Fregoli Delusion – The exact opposite of the Capgras delusion – the Fregoli delusion is a rare disorder in which a person holds a delusional belief that different people are in fact a single person who changes appearance or is in disguise.

    2. Cotard Delusion – a rare psychiatric disorder in which a person holds a delusional belief that he or she is dead, does not exist, is putrefying or has lost their blood or internal organs. Rarely, it can include delusions of immortality.

    1. Reduplicative Paramnesia – the delusional belief that a place or location has been duplicated, existing in two or more places simultaneously, or that it has been ‘relocated’ to another site. For example, a person may believe that they are in fact not in the hospital to which they were admitted, but an identical-looking hospital in a different part of the country, despite this being obviously false

    Now tell me these aren’t more “Crazy” then the list provided. Now, I am not saying the listed mental disorders are not “crazy” , they definitely are, but the ones I listed are much more rare and to me, WAY more intriguing. In fact, I couldn’t really find a satisfactory documentary on any of these, and I’m all about documentaries.
    If anyone is aware of some awesome documentary on ANY of these mental disorders please let me know!
    To me, these are way more interesting, and rare which is why I think the provided list is kind of boring. Although Dissociative Identity Disorder is probably the most interesting on this list, I would much more enjoy a list of the ones I listed and see some videos of actual patients.
    So as I said, if anyone knows of some videos on any of these, please let me know! I’d love to learn more about these rare diseases.

  • Hmmmm

    I had to go back up top to see if Alexandia wrote this article. Nope. Ok just checking.

  • L (Just using an initial)

    I have been diagnosed with a few of these things, of them being Antisocial Personality Disorder, BiPolar, OCD, Schizophrenia, I got rid of my Trichotillomania, and I have a phobia of myself that is literally ruining my life. I feel bad for the people who have mental illnesses, because it sucks.

  • Jewelz

    I have a question about antisocial personality disorder if anyone has any accurate information or comments I would appreciate your input as I know nothing about it other than the symptoms.
    I would like to know if a person can be like 25% apd ? Does that make sense? In other words they may not have it as bad as what a serial killer would have it but a lesser level of it so that one person might feel a bit more real emotion than another with apd. And is this an inherited trait or disorder or is it a learned one or a defense mechanism or what? What do u do for people that have just a touch of it if thats even a possibility? Thank u all for any information on the subject. I truly need to know the correct answers. Respectfully, Jewelz

  • Noah

    This article is inaccurate and offensive. Whoever wrote it should be ashamed.