The Power of Three: songs about mental disorders


Christina Kowalski

Three songs about mental disorders that are worth a listen.

Eli Vaglica, Staff Writer


This is a really touchy subject, but throughout music history many artists have written about mental disorders,  bands from Black Sabbath to the more modern A Day To Remember. A lot has changed in society and people are a bit more realistic and educated when they talk about mental disorders. In almost every aspect of art people have or have suffered from mental disorders, so here’s a list of songs that deal with that topic.

Paranoid – Black Sabbath

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“People think I’m insane because I am frowning all the time,” so sang the voice of Ozzy. It’s no secret that Ozzy was getting high on some real bad stuff, however, drugs have been known to trigger a chemical imbalance in the brain that obviously can lead to a mental disorder. All through this song, Ozzy sings that he just can’t find happiness. Most mental disorders related to depression have symptoms of having a very limited range of emotions.

ParanoiaA Day To Remember

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This music video just came out four days ago, it’s not half bad and can relate a lot to paranoia. Most people with paranoia have experienced a feeling of being watched all the time and that everything is always out to get them. It’s not as simple as just a single thing, it can be many things that someone feels are trying to oppress them or track their every movement for a false step. They always feel like something is wrong and that they continually cannot trust someone even when there is no reason of suspicion present.

OCDSuicide Silence


Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, or OCD is when someone has to arrange something in a certain way or they will panic. Some people with this may be irrationally afraid of germs. Most of the symptoms of this mental disorder are the repetition of certain acts almost ritualistically to the point that it’d be weird not to see them do their weird compulsive act all the time. Along with most mental disorders, and many others, comes depression and anxiety. Also, a majority of mental disorders can’t be cured. There are treatments, but these disorders never go away.