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Ryan Chamberlain

Lulu visits a catatonic Laura

Connie's alter harms Johnny

Luke's alter "Fluke"

Nelle is psychotic

Dr. Kirk brainwashes Dante with a pen click

Peter brainwashes Drew with The Tower tarot card

Mental and debilitating illnesses are common in soap operas. Some examples in General Hospital include:

Addiction

Alzheimer's Disease

  • Mike Corbin (deceased due to complications)
  • Yvonne Godfrey (life support & feeding tube due to complications)

Amnesia

Autism Spectrum

Bipolar Disorder

  • Morgan Corinthos (deceased)
  • Sonny Corinthos (currently off medication)

Blindness

Bone Conditions

Brain Tumors

Brain Washing

Cancer

  • Meg Baldwin (breast cancer diagnosis; mastectomy; 1970; deceased)
  • Eddie Phillips (spinal cancer diagnosis; fatal 1982)
  • Paige Bowen (breast cancer diagnosis; fatal 1993)
  • Monica Quartermaine (breast cancer diagnosis; mastectomy; 1994)
  • Epiphany Johnson (breast cancer diagnosis; chemotherapy; 1996)
  • Emily Quartermaine (breast cancer diagnosis; chemotherapy; 2003; deceased)
  • Shirley Smith (cancer diagnosis; fatal 2010)
  • Josslyn Jacks (stage 5 kidney cancer diagnosis; transplant; 2011)
  • Lenny Caulfield (pancreatic cancer diagnosis; fatal 2021)
  • Willow Tait (leukemia diagnosis; 2022)

Comatose

  • Cassandra Pierce (Jan 2-Aug 23, 2018; woke up; now deceased)
  • Drew Cain (Aug 31-Sep 21, 2017; woke up)
  • Elizabeth Webber-Baldwin (May 2007; woke up)
  • Franco Baldwin (Dates unknown, woke up; Nov 25, 2020; woke up; now deceased)
  • Jason Morgan (1996; woke up; now deceased)
  • Jolene Crowell (Oct 4, 2007-present)
  • Michael Corinthos (Apr 8, 2008-May 15, 2009; woke up)
  • Lisa Niles (Jun-Oct 2011; woke up; now deceased)
  • Lucas Jones (May 25-26, 2016 & Dec 4, 2019-Feb 5, 2020; woke up)
  • Lulu Spencer (Nov 25, 2020-present)
  • Nina Reeves (1992-2014; woke up)
  • Peter August (Dec 20, 2021-Jan 3, 2021; woke up; now deceased)
  • Robert Scorpio (late 1980s & Dec 18, 2012-Oct 4, 2013; woke up)
  • Robin Scorpio-Drake (Nov 2008; woke up)
  • Ryan Chamberlain (Jun 6-12, 2019 & Nov 6-Dec 11, 2020; woke up)
  • Sam McCall (May 2006; Mar 2-3, 2017 & Jul 28, 2017; woke up)
  • Oz Haggerty (Aug 2022; medically induced, woke up via injection)

Deafness

  • Dominique Baldwin (temporary; deceased)
  • Sam McCall (temporary)

Dissociative Identity Disorder

Heart Condition

Huntington's Disease

Hypochondria

  • Cassandra Pierce (deceased)

Hypothermia

  • Elizabeth Webber-Baldwin (twice)
  • Jason Morgan (deceased)
  • Lulu Spencer
  • Sam McCall

Lasting Drug Effects

  • Franco Baldwin (LSD - temporary; hallucinations; deceased)
  • Heather Webber (LSD - permanent; psychosis)
  • Morgan Corinthos (bipolar meds - temporary; ED; deceased)
  • Olivia Quartermaine (LSD - temporary; visions)

Light Sensitivity

  • Nikolas Cassadine

Mental Illness

Mind Mapping

Nervous Breakdown

  • Elizabeth Webber-Baldwin (multiple)
  • Laura Collins (twice)
  • Meg Baldwin (deceased)

Neurological Disorders

  • Ryan Chamberlain (Locked-In Syndrome, Jan 7, 2021-present; faked, 2022-present)
  • Martha McKee (Paraplegia)
  • Leo Quartermaine (Autism Spectrum)
  • Jonah Gatlin (Autism Spectrum)

Panic Attacks

  • A.J. Quartermaine (deceased)
  • Franco Baldwin (deceased)
  • Marshall Ashford

Post-Partum Depression

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Seizures

  • Franco Baldwin (deceased)
  • Jason Morgan (deceased)
  • Oscar Nero-Quartermaine (deceased)
  • Sonny Corinthos
  • Tracy Quartermaine

Sexually Transmitted Diseases/Infections

Traumatic Brain Injury

  • Jason Morgan (permanent; personality change; deceased)
  • Lulu Spencer (diagnosed Cerebral Contusion/Edema; comatose)
  • Olivia Jerome (diagnosed; institutionalized)

Unnamed Mental Illness

  • Heather Webber (diagnosed; institutionalized)
  • Lisa Niles (undiagnosed; deceased)
  • Nelle Benson-Jerome (undiagnosed; deceased)
  • Ryan Chamberlain (diagnosed; in prison)
  • Stephen Clay (undiagnosed; deceased)
  • Susan Hornsby (diagnosed; institutionalized)
  • Sarah Abbott (diagnosed; institutionalized)
  • Betsy Frank (diagnosed; temporarily institutionalized)
  • Elizabeth Webber-Baldwin (recent fugue/trance state; undiagnosed)
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