TOP 10 MOST BIZARRE PSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS

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Top 10 Bizarre Psychiatric Disorders

“Just take a normal time”, sometimes calls on others who appear abnormal in their eyes. However, that is sometimes easier said than done, because what is now exactly normal? Everyone is a bit different, and no one is exactly as it is “normal” ideal. The average Dutchman does not exist! And yet we all want to be more or less normal and do, and in any case not found abnormally. That is, most of us want that …
Although it is difficult to distinguish black and white from abnormalities, there are certainly degrees of ‘normal’ recognition. In addition, of course, the whole of the situation depends on how normal you have to be before you are accepted and when you are too far away, and thus “abnormal”. If you like to say nonsense words (I do!) Then you can rest assured that you are close to your family and friends. No rooster crows, after all, they know you all and know your rarities. It may be even part of your personality, and so some sort of “part” of you is normal. But imagine yourself during a state visit to the Russian Embassy. This is not the time for your “slightly abnormal” behavior, you can better keep the nonsense words for you and adopt the “normal” behavior of the others.

However, we come to the third problem: culture. What if, in your own culture, a particular behavior is considered normal, and in another culture it suddenly turns out to be totally abnormal? I’m just saying something, a woman shaking a man …?

Afin, anyway, normal or abnormal behavior is difficult to distinguish. But one thing is certain, at the end of this scale there is abnormal behavior that is certainly so annoying or harmful to the person himself and / or his environment that it is a “disorder”. The DSM (we are already in the fifth edition) has written a medical directive exactly for this type of ‘disease’. It is a Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (Manuel) for Mental Disorders, including mental disorders.

Top 10 Bizarre Psychiatric Disorders

Psychological disorders can be anything but a few, but as an illustration, common (diagnosed) disorders are autism, schizophrenia, ADHD, anxiety disorders and eating disorders. That’s the ‘mainstream’ abnormal behavior! But some people suffer from disorders that are even abnormal to the group of “mental disorders”. Here are a list of these conditions. The ranking is not very important, we do not want to give a judgment on any condition.

Clinical lycanthropy

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Lycanthropy is the name for supernatural power to change as a human being in the form of another animal. Because these are mostly wolves (in literature), the property is called lycanthropy, to the Greek words for wolf (lykos), human (anthropos) and change, nutrition or growth (trophe). But some people claim that other animals are within their reach. Technically, this is zoantropen (as is the Greek word for animals). Whether it is true or not, there are people who believe in it holy, but can not prove it with cold hard facts. These people are called “clinical lycanthropen”, and their special gift is classified as a mental disorder. Not all patients of clinical lycanthropy believe that they really become another animal, some keep up feeling that it’s just a feeling, a kind of inner transformation.

Lycanthropy is a form of psychosis, where the patient sees the truth in a bent way, often using hallucinations and delusions. How it develops and degenerates, it can be quite an obstructive disorder.Even in antiquity people were already struggling. Thus, the Bible describes how the Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar suddenly begins to behave like an animal, and is rejected from his own civilization.Fortunately, Nebuchadnezzar recalls when he acknowledged that it was God’s grace that made man successful, not Nebuchadnezzar’s rule. So there is still hope!

Alice in Wonderland Syndrome

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It’s also called Todd’s syndrome, but now, the name Alice in Wonderland syndrome speaks much more to the imagination. It is an observation disorder, where the sufferer has difficulty detecting the true size of objects, even though the eyes themselves work fine. Like Alice, in the original stories, when they are locked in a room with alternating giant and mini objects. Other symptoms include migraines and hearing, feeling, testing and, of course, seeing. Most people who have this syndrome also have trouble estimating their own body size. This leads to an at least ‘remarkable’ clothing choice, with just too wide or much too tight clothing.

It is a condition that often occurs in fits, so people with this syndrome do not suffer from it constantly.It also wants to fade away as people grow older. Most people have it in their teens, and only a few are suffering from it until over thirty.

The Walking Syndrome

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Another such syndrome that officially has a much less dramatic name (namely, Cotard’s syndrome).The name Cotard’s syndrome already suggests, this condition is named after Jules Cotard, who lived between 1840 and 1889 and described the condition as the first scientific.

The other name, the walking body syndrome, is much clearer about what is going on: people with this syndrome are under the mood that they are dead, do not exist, or have no organs and blood (or a combination of these). It is (not very surprising) often associated with depression. In addition, it involves de-personification, the process in which people try to escape social contact with others.Logical, after all, they’re dead, right? Personal hygiene also expires in the background and is generally neglected.

It is not so much an illusion that these people suffer from, after all, they take the world ‘correct’ where.However, they suffer from misunderstandings, a wrong interpretation of reality. So they see what we see “normal” people, but they conclude very different things!

The realization

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When you suffer from realization, you see the world as unreal and weird. Not just a little strange, but really weird. Everything is not as it should, your perception is totally twisted. It is usually about vision, but some people also suffer from realization in terms of taste, smell or hearing.

What describe people with this disorder is a world without emotional colors, and without vivacity. A sort of black and white movie with twenty years of quality. Other ways to describe it are, for example, a fog, a veil or a glass stamp. Imagine you wake up one day and everywhere is fog, so thick you can see only one meter far. And that all day long. Day in day out. Such a thing looks like realization. It does not need to be emphasized that such a condition can severely limit functioning in daily life.

Hybrid oil

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It’s worth, almost just because of the difficult name, a list on this list: hybrid oil. Hybrid fluid originates from the Greek words hubris (exaggerated pride and supremacy) and philo (strong preference or love) It is also called Bonnie and Clyde syndrome and that name may be easier to understand if we know what the condition really is.

In a nutshell, hybrid vehicles are sexually attracted to criminals. More specifically, people with this disorder are thrilled by the thought that their partner has been involved in murder, rape, theft or other obscene practices. Note, it is not masochism (people who experience pain) that drive fuel cells. It’s really just about the ‘thought’ that their partners are malicious. In other words, Bonnie loved Clyde for his image.

Think of infamous killers, such as Richard Ramirez and Ted Bundy. Both received “fan” mail when they ended up in jail, of (usually) women who worshiped them. Another (horrible) example is Josef Fritzl, who locked his own daughter for 24 years in his cellar. He also received hundreds of letters from female admirers! I do not think it should be stressed that this hybrid is a quite “abnormal” condition.

Synesthesia

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A much more innocent condition is eye degeneration. The word comes from a composition of the Greek words ‘syn’ (together) and esthesis (sensation or perception). It is a fairly simple condition that can occur in a wide variety of forms. Synesthesia is the coupling of one kind of observation to another species.

One of the most common variants is letter-digit synesthesia. People who have this “condition” always see letters and numbers in a certain color. Another variation is when people connect a personality to weekdays, months or even just numbers. A third variant is when numbers have a geographic location in two or three dimensions. People ‘see’, as it were, a number in a particular location, and thus 6 can be closer or further away than for example 2. So we can continue for a while, because there are only 60 forms of synesthesia (known and maybe So there are more!).

The remarkable synesthesiveness is that people who experience it also really have the brain activities associated with their reported perception. In other words, people who claim to hear certain sounds when they read a word actually have brain activities in their hearing centers! So it’s between the ears, but it’s absolutely no real phenomenon!

Capgraswaan

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This delusion, or delusion, is based on a disturbing belief of people suffering from this condition, that family and friends have been replaced. Sometimes by robots, or aliens, or by cheaters. The purpose of the perpetrators of these substitutes is to harm the victim, the person who experiences the delusion.

Usually, there is an underlying problem with the Capgras delusion, such as brain damage or dementia.However, it also occurs in people who have schizophrenia. In addition, it has also been alleged that it is linked to diabetes and migraine! But of course, that does not mean that people with diabetes will always develop Capgras! Migraine patients do not worry!

Joseph Capgras was also the first psychiatrist to describe this condition for the first time in 1923. That was 90 years ago, and there is still no real treatment available for this condition, other than therapy.Antipsychotics are also tried and have a mild form of success, but whether it really resolves the problem or just decreases the effects of the disease … well

The Fregoli Waan

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This delusion is almost the reverse of the Capgras delusion. People with the Fregolie deceive, believing that a number of individuals are all in reality one person, a person who can change his shape to several other people. As if it was a kind of protest response to the Capgras delusion, this Fregoli disorder was first described four years later, in 1927.

Pretty easy for the couples is that this delusion like the one above, often causes argue and chase. In the case of the Capgras delusion, one believes that the relocated friends or family are behind them, and in the case of the Fregoli delusion one believes that the one-way changer, which is “all” other people.

Incidentally, this disorder does not give its name to the discoverers. They were called Courbon and Fail, but they found the disorder so typical of Leopoldo Fregoli, an actor of that time who was notorious for his super fast costume bills during shows, and the large amount of characters he could portray in his performances. That’s how you see, one moment your actor, the other moment a disorder …

Paris syndrome

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This is a very exclusive condition. It is reserved for (mostly Japanese) travelers who often experience a mental breakdown after visiting a famous but distant city such as Paris, for example. There is a whole list of symptoms, such as hallucinations, realization, feeling of chase, fear, dizziness, excessive sweating and so on.

It is believed that the disorder is mainly caused by the great culture shock that especially Japanese people experience when they move from their free rigid culture to French dissolution. The most direct causes are often found in the language barrier, cultural differences, an (incorrect) idealized image of Paris (or other major cities) and over tiredness. All this together, or a wrong combination of this, can lead to mental derailment.

Strange that this is a term for, but admitted, there is of course a lot to see in Paris . Even stranger, however, is the last of our list …

Stendhal syndrome

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It is also called Florence Syndrome, or hyperkulturemia. This “disorder” comes across people who are overwhelmed by the beauty of art. It can lead to accelerated heart rate, dizziness and confusion, and sometimes even fainting. Mania, hallucinations and other psychological effects have also been observed in people with hyperculture.

The name Standhal comes from the writer who described the phenomenon for the first time in 1817. That is, she did not describe the disease or condition, they only described the reaction of Florence visitors . Later, in 1979, an Italian psychiatrist studied these observations, concluding that we actually have a syndrome. A similar syndrome, in other words, is Jerusalem’s syndrome, and this is more or less the same reaction, but on very religious experiences.

So be careful when you go to Mona Lisa, or the Sistine Chapel. Before you know, do you hold a mental disorder!

Top 10 Bizarre Psychiatric Disorders

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