Let's say you are having certain mental conditions that are affecting your life... And you are told that some of your conditions may have been mimicked due to you being around people with mental illnesses all of your life. Is there a certain disorder for this? If so, what is it called? I really need to know because I have been told by someone very close to me that she believes I have picked up alot of her sicknesses, unintentionally. She believes that I may have gotten the panic attacks and some other things on my own but she also believes that alot of the sicknesses I have are being or have been "picked up". So, either we just happen to have the same sicknesses or I may have some sort of mental disorder that is making my mind and body FEEL like it has these things... I really don't feel myself that I am "picking these sicknesses up". I really feel that I have them... But, if someone could explain to me what this could possibly be, I would really appreciate it.