Rare mental disorders that frighten you
Mental disorders are often serious and very dangerous both for the patient and for those around them. There are some mental illnesses that are really frightening and terrify people. Fortunately, these mental illnesses are very rare.
People who suffer from this rare and strange mental disease truly believe that they are dead. Some of them are convinced that they died and that their organs are gone. They consider themselves as zombies. The first patient who suffered from this syndrome was a woman called Miss X. Doctor Cotard identified her. She used to say that she was cursed forever and she denied having some organs. She thought that she would never die since she was already dead and because of that she refused to eat. She died after starving in the 19th century.
Capgras Syndrome– The closest people are impostors
Like the Cotard syndrome, this rare and mental disease affects the patients’ ability to recognize people’s faces. Because of that, they are sure that the people around them like friends and family have been replaced by impostors that want to hurt them.
This is another odd, mental syndrome that appears in men and women of all ages. It’s said that people who suffer from Paruresis, known as shy bladder syndrome, can’t physically urinate in a public bathroom. This syndrome sounds harmless, but can be debilitating mentally, socially, and physically. Not allowing yourself to urinate when needed can harm the bladder and kidneys over time leading to other things like kidney disease! Currently, there is no “shy bladder cure” or “magic pill” for Paruresis sufferers and it’s said there is no known cure for Paruresis.
The Susac Syndrome- Memory resets at certain times
This syndrome inspired a movie called “50 first dates” with Drew Barrymore. This is a very rare and strange condition. The patient’s memory resets at a certain time. There are very few people suffering from this condition. There are only 250 people identified in the world so far.
For example, a girl from Great Britain can’t remember anything else but the last 24 hours. The hard part is that she waits every morning to see her boyfriend who really broke up with her 2 years before. Also, family photos and people around her make her very confused and they all give her headaches because it is very strange to see yourself in pictures you don’t recognize.
The 30 years old baby
A woman from Brazil was born with a serious condition which stopped her from growing up. Although she is not suffering from Progeria or other similar genetic diseases, the 32 years old woman never grew up.
Maria Audete continues to be a baby both from the physical and mental point of view. The doctors say that if her condition would have been discovered earlier she could have lived a normal life. Unfortunately, this never happened and now it is too late to do something about this.
The Moebius syndrome
The Moebius syndrome is a neurological disorder which in some cases is hereditary. It is characterized by the patients’ inability to have facial expressions. The patient can’t move their facial muscles: they can’t laugh, they can raise their eyebrows and they can’t even blink. These people can’t move their eyes from side to side and they find it very hard to even swallow their food.
All these rare conditions can frighten anyone but they are real and many of them are very hard to control or to cure.read more