One question that rings in our minds is; How crazy is ‘crazy’? How crazy is someone with a mental disorder? Is one mental disorder crazier than the other? If yes, then what are the craziest mental disorders?
This mental disorder- depersonalisation disorder gives an individual this image that they are not in their body. They feel that their life is a dream, or a movie, or even a TV Show. They have problems in interacting with people because they don’t think anything’s real at all. This is a rare disorder and affects only 5% of the total population.
Antisocial Personality Disorder
Also known as psychopathy and sociopathy, this disorder is one of the most dangerous ones. People with this disorder either have no empathy, leading to no morals, or they have no emotions at all. The ones who have emotions but no empathy are extremely dangerous. They are often excellent liars, charismatic and don’t feel any regret or guilt for causing harm to someone. A majority of serial killers have been associated with this disorder as they can do really, really bad things without caring.
Defining this disorder in the briefest of words- a loss of reality. Symptoms include inappropriate (or few) emotions, paranoia, obsession with media, false beliefs about the body, beliefs of being famous or powerful, auditory and visual hallucinations, and catatonia (a completely unaware and unresponsive state). When this disorder isn’t treated, patients tend to act strangely as they can’t differentiate between what’s going on in real, and what’s going on in their head.
Bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression, is a mental illness that brings severe high and low moods and changes in sleep, energy, thinking, and behavior.
Mental disorders are pretty common in children. Some develop these illnesses when they are just 10-16 while some mental illnesses are natural with really really old people.
Here is another short list of disorders that aren’t particularly dangerous, but really common.
Dementia is a disorder that describes a wide range of symptoms associated with a decline in memory or other thinking skills severe enough to reduce a person’s ability to perform daily tasks.
Autism is a serious developmental disorder that impairs the ability to communicate and interact. It usually affects teenagers.
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