Hi, I'm 18/female, and just read your post about scared of losing mind, becoming schiz, and WOW i can SO relate to it. That's also my biggest fear! I don't really fear death, i just really fear losing my mind... or going schiz... normally the thoughts haunt me for days or weeks as well and it goes away, but always seem to come back. I'm positive people with anxiety/panic DONT develop serious mental ilnesses (other than depression or anxiety related ones) but I never feel 100% safe. It's such an annoying thought...! I would really like to talk to you because everything you wrote relates to me 100%! How old are you? When did you develop panic? I don't have panic anymore, jsut basically anxiety... But those thoughts and the fear occasionally haunt me!!