Should social anxiety be grouped with mental illnesses such as bipolarity and schizophrenia?

Social anxiety. It is a form of anxiety disorder, grouped under that heading of mental illness if symptoms are severe enough to cause distress or interfere with daily functioning.

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Which is the most severe: bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, depression or anxiety disorder?

Yes. That is like asking which flavor is better chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry. There are degrees of severity for each of the conditions you mention. All of them can be debilitating. Likewise all of them can be successfully treated. Read more...

Is it possible to be diagnosed with PTSD, paranoia schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and anxiety at the same time? I am experiencing symptoms of all.

No. I believe you have all the symptoms you say. But psychiatric diagnosis is much more complicated. It is likely that you don't have all the syndromes, but rather one, with symptoms that overlap with other syndromes. Self-diagnosis is hazardous. Besides, you are probably miserable with those symptoms. I hope you go for professional help. Read more...
Multiple diagnoses. It is possible to see 10 different docs and describe the same symptoms and get 10 different diagnoses. But a mature experienced therapist, a trauma expert, would be able to sort through it all. This is critical because otherwise you could end up on too many different drugs and never get better. Many severe trauma experiences can result in symptoms that mimic the other dx, even including hallucina. Read more...

I have bipolar disorder, social anxiety, panic disorder, and ocd. Is there a cure that doesn't require tons of meds?

Probably. Bipolar disorder could account for social anxiety, panic attacks, obsessive thoughts, and compulsive behaviors so you do not necessarily have 4 separate disorders. Mood stabilization may help to allay the other syptoms. A mood stabilizer such as depakote, lithium, lamictal, trileptal, seroquel, or Abilify (aripiprazole) would be the place to start. Discuss this with your psychiatrist. Read more...

I have anxiety, specifically social anxiety and I have depression, also epilepsy. I feel I might have something else instead. Bipolar disorder? Help

See a psychiatrist. You do have a lot of symptoms that begs going to see a psychiatrist to sort out. All of the symptoms could trigger each other and you have to be careful that whatever medications you will be prescribed does not trigger your epilepsy. Read more...
See a psychiatrist. Mood disorders such as major depression and bipolar disorder are often coexistence with anxiety disorders. Risk factors for bipolar disorder include a personal history of mania, a family history of bipolar disorder, early onset depression, inadequate response to multiple antidepressants and/or a paradoxical response to antidepressants. Read more...

I have bipolar disorder, social anxiety disorder and chronic pain. Is it dangerous to mix Tramadol and Seroquel (quetiapine)?

Yes. In general this combination is fine. If you are also taking an antidepressant or any other medication that could increase serotonin you could possibly get serotonin syndrome. So I would recommend that you pay attention to symptoms such as increased anxiety, agitation/irritability, muscle stiffness, sweating, headache, fever or seizures. . Read more...

What to do about schizophrenia, bipolar, anxiety attacks - help?

This question is. too broad-based to answer in 400 characters or less. The best advice is to work with a good psychiatrist. You can break this down into individual questions - one per entry - if you desire more specific input. Read more...