Top 10 Bizarre Mental Disorder

Top 10 Bizarre mental disorders that you have never heard of. OMG even it happens in life. I am shocked and so you will be too.

Top 10 Bizarre Mental Disorder
Top 10 Bizarre Mental Disorder

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10. Foreign Accent Syndrome 

A neurological disorder which causes a sudden change in speech. The speaker may experience changes in timing, intonation, and tongue placement, which makes it sound like they are speaking a foreign language. In 2010 a British woman went to bed complaining of a migraine. When she woke up she found herself talking with a Chinese accent. Despite having never been to Asia, she still talks with a Chinese accent to this day. There is no known cure for the syndrome.

9. Zero Stroke 

Zero stroke was a mental disorder that provoked dizziness and an uncontrollable desire to write endless rows of zeros. It affected some German people during the time of hyperinflation in the Weimar Republic in the early 1920s. It was said that during the worst periods of inflation, in the time it took to drink a cup of coffee the price of the coffee would double. The calculations needed to make even the most simple of transactions would run into the millions, billions, and even trillions.

8. Erotomania 

Erotomania is the delusion that a stranger, usually from a higher social status like a celebrity, is in love with you, despite you not knowing them. The sufferer becomes convinced that their admirer is trying to communicate with them either through body language or the media. In 1981 John Hinckley Jr's erotomania with the actress Jodie Foster led him to attempt to assassinate President Ronald Reagan, declaring it would be a great love offering. Although no one was killed, Hinckley hit the President and three others, leaving one victim paralyzed. He was found not guilty by reason of insanity.

7. Alice in Wonderland Syndrome 

A distorted sense of time, body and space. The sufferer will perceive body parts and external objects growing and shrinking to abnormal sizes. The disorder is most common in children and in most cases the victims grow out of it. One sufferer says it's like looking through the wrong end of a telescope. Taking its name from Lewis Carroll's novel, whose central character frequently changes size, the disorder is thought to be brought on by migraines. There is no definitive cure.

6. Shenkui Specific to China, 

Shenkui is the fear that a loss of semen will result in a deficiency of ‘yang’ (positive male energy), and losing too much could prove life-threatening. This has led to some men in China to refrain from sexual activity completely. The fear and anxiety associated with the disease leads to dizziness, insomnia, and sexual dysfunction, with no physical cause. Attributed to a lack of proper sex education, therapy proves the best cure.

5. Boanthropy 

Boanthropy is a psychological disorder where people believe they are bovine. It causes them to live, behave, and act like a cow or ox - for example eating grass on all fours. The most famous sufferer of the disease, according to the bible, is Nebuchadnezzar II, King of the Neo - Babylonian Empire who reigned from 605 BC to 562 BC. He is said to have lived in the wild as an animal for 7 years.

4. Capgras Delusion 

The belief that a family member, friend, or pet has been replaced by an identical impostor. It most commonly occurs in patients diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and occurs more frequently in women than men. In 2011 an American child had to be placed in the custody of child services after her mother refused to pick her up from school, insisting teachers give her back her real daughter instead.

3. Genital Retraction Syndrome / Koro 

Ever thought your love missile was getting smaller? No me neither… I swear... but there are those who suffer from an overpowering belief that their penis is shrinking or retracting and may even disappear inside their body. Typically found in Asian countries, it brings on bouts of hysteria, even leading to some men tying their love lance to other parts of their body or external objects for safety. Indigenous treatments for the condition vary from exorcism to potions involving deer and tiger penis.

2. The Glass Delusion 

A psychiatric disorder where the sufferer believes themselves to be made of glass and thus liable to shatter. Particularly prevalent in the Middle Ages, there are still some reported cases today. One of the most notable sufferers of the delusion was King Charles VI of France who refused to allow people to touch him and wore reinforced clothing to avoid accidentally shattering..

1. Cotard’s Syndrome 

A neuropsychiatric disorder where a person believes they are dead. Sufferers become disconnected with reality, may believe that body parts no longer exist, and some even die of starvation because they feel they no longer have to eat. In 2015 a 17-year-old woman from Alabama USA overcame the disorder thanks to the help of Disney movies. She spent 3 years thinking she was dead and was only able to be convinced she was in fact living because of the warm fuzzy feeling she got while watching movies like The Little Mermaid and Aladdin. She now hopes to finish High School and get a job at Disney World. 

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