10 Strange Mental Conditions

Mind manifests itself subjectively as a stream of consciousness, which allows individuals to model the world, and so to deal with it effectively according to their goals, plans, ends and desires. This is rightly an amazing thing placed inside our craniums;  however it can trick us as a part of its normal phenomena. Any disturbance from this normal function leads to a psychological or behavioral patterns associated with distress or disability that occurs in an individual, which is not a part of normal development or culture. The field of  Mental Health has expanded over time, discovering such incredibly strange disorders a normal mind might even fail to believe like that but they exist and here we shall elaborate a ten.


10. Derealization

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Derealization ( DR ) is an alteration in the perception or experience of the external world so that it seems strange or unreal. Other symptoms include feeling as though one’s environment is lacking in spontaneity, emotional colouring and depth. It is a dissociative symptom of many conditions, such as psychiatric and neurological disorders.

The detachment of realization can be described as an immaterial substance that separates a person from the outside world, such as a sensory fog, a pane of glass, or a veil. Individuals may complain that what they see lacks vividness and emotional colouring.Familiar places may look alien, bizarre, and surreal. The world as perceived by the individual may feel like it is going through a dolly zoom effect . Such perceptual abnormalities may also extend to the senses of hearing, taste, and smell.


9. Autophagia

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As a mental disorder/symptom, Autophagia is a case in which one is compelled to inflict pain upon oneself by biting and/or devouring portions of one’s body. It is sometimes caused by severe sexual anxiety, sometimes combined with schizophrenia or psychosis


8. Synaesthesia

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Synaesthesia is a neurologically-based condition in which stimulation of one sensory or cognitive pathway leads to automatic, involuntary experiences in a second sensory or cognitive pathway.

The sensory links are intermixed. When a person senses something, automatically, another sensation lights up. For example patients see letters in different colors, some might see music, or taste words, days of the week have personalities, and some experience to see time, etc The picture above depicts of a synesthete being able to taste color.


7. Amputee Identity Disorder

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Amputee Identity Disorder , refers to a neurological and psychological mental disorder implying a psychological feeling that one would be happier living life as an amputee and is usually, if not always, accompanied by the desire to amputate one or more healthy limbs in order to enact that desire.

It may or may not be characterized by a sexual motivation for being or looking like an amputee which is called apotemnophilia . In addition, acrotomophilia , which describes a person who is sexually attracted to other people who are already missing limbs, may rarely be present too. These may represent as separate disorders but there does seem to be some relationship between them because most individuals exhibiting them in common.


6. Shopaholism

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Oniomania is the technical term for shopaholism, the compulsive desire to shop. The addicted person gets into a vicious circle that consists of negative emotions like anger and stress, which lead to purchasing something. After the buying is over, the person is either regretful or depressed. In order to cope with the feelings, the addicted person resorts to another purchase.

Sufferers often experience the highs and lows associated with addiction.Victims often experience moods of satisfaction when they are in the process of purchasing, which seems to give their life meaning while letting them forget about their sorrows. Once leaving the environment where the purchasing occurred, the feeling of a personal reward has already gone. To compensate, the addicted person goes shopping again.Eventually a feeling of suppression will overcome the person. For example, that the bought goods will be hidden or destroyed, because the person concerned feels ashamed of their addiction and tries to conceal it.

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10 thoughts on “10 Strange Mental Conditions

  1. It still is a disorder. Maybe you can fix it, I don’t know. But it surely is abnormal behavior which is usually called disorder.

  2. If you ‘used to be’ a homosexual then you never were one. It’s not a disorder (there are thousands of examples of it in nature) and it’s not something you choose.

  3. I had #3. I believed I was an animal or something because I wanted to avoid my regular life. In retrospect…I would’ve been better off If I had just Accepted Myself as a good person. Low self of steam issues were the underlying cause.
    The only reason I’m posting this is to remind myself of my past.

  4. im doing a research project on mental disorders i was wondering are there any that are just crazy and bizarre. i would like something out of the ordinary.

    I just have to say after reading all of these comments everyone iis entitled to their own opinions however if you are posting on a website that many people could see you should be careful what you say. many people could classify things that you have said as harassment which is a serious offense. i didnt come here to analyze your thoughts or feelings.

    id appreciate any help anyone can give. thank you

  5. If homosexuality is not a disorder than neither is pedophilia as it is also incurable. Pedophiles can’t help the way they feel. Neither can necrophiliacs or people that commit beastiality. The classificaton of these things could change tomorrow depending the constantly changing values and morals of human societies.

  6. I get #10 with my panic disorders. At this point, I can induce it at will…Still havent quite figured out the stopping it part though.

  7. Please can you tell me what it is when someone has a compulsion to engage people in ‘intelligent’ conversation and then dominates by talking and not letting the other person talk. They think they know the real ‘truth’ about a topic and what they ‘know’ is often a conspiricary theory. They have a compulsion to do this particularly with people they have just met – this an be anyone – a shop owner – literally anyone new to them – they use it to dominate. I am certain this is a pathologial illness but I cannot identfy it. Can you help?

  8. I feel for people with these disorders and all others. Does anyone here have a relative or friend with a disorder?
    Live, laugh, learn, love.

  9. This may be a ‘blunt’ rational way to express ‘what’ scientist and ‘normal’ people feel, but this post is literal. (probably written by someone who is not affected by any of these ‘conditions’ instead of writing down what you think is, write down how to help. That’s why people like me check out these sites. I may be different, but I am not alone in what you write is an ‘affliction’ or ‘condition’. I like being a synesthete, and different from anything I have read about. When I see I feel (as to touch)
    I taste (l know how the texture of what I see would feel like if I were to eat it) (though I know not to eat a leaf on a tree that I might ‘see’) I only have to look at things around me and I can feel it all. I hear music and it becomes emotion, colored with countless memories, which turn into a creative sensory overload that I have to express by playing piano (I make up unwritten beautiful songs often this way) I paint, I write, I feel, I live. The seconds of my life I value, because I know I am feeling more then most get in there whole lives. This is not an affliction, this is not a disorder. Non of what you have written about is a disorder, it only becomes a disorder when you only start trying to define, and stop trying to help. Defining something we alread know doesn’t help the ‘afflicted’. We know how we are, do us one better, help us exist in a world of ‘normal’ people who can’t understand, because they only define, they don’t help us expand, maybe the ‘normal’ are just jealous and defining ‘syndroms’ helps ‘normal’ people still feel useful. It’s not.

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