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8 Most Terrifying And Rare Psychological Disorders

Rare Psychological Disorders

6. Clinical Lycanthropy

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8 Most Terrifying And Rare Psychological Disorders

Clinical lycanthropy is one of those terrifying and rare psychological disorders that makes a person think that they have turned into an animal, especially a wolf. People who suffer from clinical lycanthropy firmly believe that either they have transformed into a wolf or are in the process of transitioning into one. They even show signs of animal behavior such as growling, crawling, and howling in some cases.

Many experts believe that this mental disorder happens due to psychosis which leads to changes in one’s mind. Another interesting thing about this disorder is that it is not just limited to wolves only, many patients have had delusions of turning into other animals such as cats, dogs, foxes, birds, and even frogs.

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7. Alice In Wonderland Syndrome

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8 Most Terrifying And Rare Psychological Disorders

Also referred to as Todd Syndrome, this psychological disorder makes patients experience a warped sense of space, time, and their bodies in the environment they live in. People suffering from this disease tend to feel their bodies getting larger or smaller at times. Sometimes they even feel that their bodies are too big for the space they are in.

Alice In Wonderland Syndrome is most often seen in people suffering from brain tumors, migraines, and who indulge in drug use. This distorted sense of self-perception can take a heavy mental toll on patients.

8. Walking Corpse Syndrome

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8 Most Terrifying And Rare Psychological Disorders

Walking Corpse Syndrome, also known as Cotard’s Delusion, is a horrifying psychological disorder that makes the sufferer believe that certain parts of their bodies are missing, or that they are dying, dead or they don’t exist at all. Some patients even believe that nothing exists anymore which is why they stop eating and even hurt themselves physically.

Even though not a lot of information is available about this syndrome, it has been associated with underlying conditions such as multiple sclerosis, migraine, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, brain damage, anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, dementia, and substance abuse.

If you suffer from any of these rare psychological disorders then don’t feel ashamed to seek psychiatric help. Reaching out to your loved ones and undergoing the right kind of treatment can help you tremendously in dealing with this. Love yourself, have faith in yourself, and believe that you can overcome this and live a happier life.

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