These dark illustrations of an artist’s depiction of insanity and mental illness will shock you

If the ravings of a deranged mind were converted into illustrations can you imagine how dark and sinister they might look like? Artist Shawn Cross has creatively depicted the representation of insanity through art and what resulted was really scary. Take a look at these raw artistic illustrations of insanity and mental illness.

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1 Borderline Personality Disorder

This condition usually affects young adults where those suffering from BPD aren’t able to regulate their thoughts and are prone to erratic emotional behavior. They are impulsive and even reckless without the ability to sustain relationships due to their unstable nature.

Borderline Personality Disorder

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2 Insomnia

By far one of the most common of disorders affecting people of all ages globally. Insomnia is cruel as it can take a huge toll on a person’s mental and physical health. Insomniacs suffer from memory loss, mood swings and even substance abuse.

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3 Disinherited Social Engagement Disorder

This is one condition that usually affects children who do not possess the mindset in perceiving the dangers of speaking to strangers.

Disinherited Social Engagement Disorder

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4 Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Many children and youngsters suffer from OCD which doesn’t really leave. The obsessive compulsion resulting from the anxiety of letting things go gnaws at a victim’s mind. Common activity become objects of OCD like cleaning or organizing things.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

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5 Cotard’s Delusion

Cross has shown a clever depiction of every condition in his illustrations of insanity. One of the rare mental diseases that actually make a person believes he is dead. It is also known as the walking corpse syndrome or to simply put it, the zombie syndrome.

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6 Bipolar Disorder

Quite a number of people suffer from bipolar disorder. Dramatic mood swings, excessive energy, drastic and impulsive activity changes which range from being energetic and happy to sadness or manic depression.

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7 Dependent Personality Disorder

Dependency too is a condition defined by DPD which is the obsession to cling on to someone out of paranoia. Those suffering from such disorders are not just indecisive; they just cannot make their own decisions without some amount of advice.

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8 Major Depressive Disorder

Clinical unipolar depression is an extremely dangerous condition where a person feels a sense of absolute hopelessness. MDD can result from associated conditions such as insomnia, and bipolar disorder.

Major Depressive Disorder

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9 Social Anxiety Disorder

Common in introverted people, a person will find himself experiencing cold sweat and panic attacks in the presence of other people. A fear of socializing best specifies what Social anxiety disorder is all about. Such patients are too self conscious and fear being judged by society.

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Social Anxiety Disorder

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10 Schizophrenia

Among the illustrations of insanity, Schizophrenia is another extremely severe mental disorder with patients claiming to hear voices and display spilt personalities. In severe cases, a patient may also start speaking in a different voice. Schizophrenia is also linked to paranoia.

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11 Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

PTSD patients are those who may suffer a mental setback due to a traumatic event such as the loss of a loved one or an accident. PTSD makes one relive the trauma of the event over and over again and is triggered by related emotions and reminders through conversations.

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12 Anorexia Nervosa

By far one of the worst diseases striking many women and resulting even in death. Anorexia nervosa has attacked many wannabe models that have almost died from such a condition. Anorexic look at themselves being overweight even though they may look like walking skeletons.

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13 Autism Spectrum Disorder

The world is slowly learning to integrate autistic children into mainstream society and take a more humane view of the condition. Most victims of autism are born with the condition. They find it difficult to interact with peers and common society because of their erratic movements and behavior due to the inability to physically express what they think.

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14 Depersonalization Disorder

Depersonalization is a weird condition when a person feels aloof and a sense of detachment from surroundings or even one’s body. It is a condition where one feels that she may be in a dream like state and not in reality.

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15 Dissociative Identity Disorder

Every illustration of insanity is a dark and sinister theme reflecting the suffering and anxiety of the victim. Multiple personality disorder commonly mistakes for demonic possession in earlier times. A person will display several personalities who may appear to be controlling him sometimes.

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