I have 3 diagnosis’s. OCD, Schizophrenia and Anxiety. They are three total different mental illnesses. I dont know the technical definitions, but i know how it feels to have them.
OCD: I count. (red lights, guard rails, dust particles, water bottles..) I obsess over things like running out of gas or being late for an appt. I harp on things and cant let it go.
Schizophrenia; I hear voices. I see things. I am paranoid. I have several voices in my head: Jack, Peter, Michelle #1, Michelle #2, Sassafras, Cereal, Miley and Nobody.
Anxiety is the worst diagnoses in my opinion.
I can deal with counting and hearing voices, i am used to it. But Anxiety never leaves!! I get bad panic attacks, my heart races.
But hearing voices is the scariest diagnosis. I feel like i cant do anything with out them butting in.
On the days the voices are quiet, are the best days, yet the weirdest. I have had voices in my head for a LONG time..im not sure why some days, they are just gone!