It is said that we all have a little bit of crazy in us and certain circumstances or situation brings this crazy out .
Mental health should never be overlooked. When you notice certain traits in yourself or others close to you, always look for help . See a doctor .
Remember not every “mad” person walks around naked or acts “cray cray”.
Here are some interesting “disorders” I came across some days back .
1. Fregoli delusion. The Fregoli delusion is a rare disorder in which a person holds a delusional belief that different people are in fact a single person who changes appearance or is in disguise.
2. Cotard’s syndrome is a rare neuropsychiatric condition in which the patient denies existence of one’s own body to the extent of delusions of immortality. They believe they are dead or do not exist . One of the consequences of Cotard’s syndrome is self-starvation because of negation of existence of self. In summary *they think they are ghosts *they wash somebody parts and ignore others.
3.Capgras syndrome is a psychological condition. It’s also known as “imposter syndrome” or “Capgras delusion.” People who experience this syndrome will have an irrational belief that someone they know or recognize has been replaced by an imposter.
4.Ekbom syndrome, also called delusional parasitosis, is a psychiatric disorder characterized by the patient’s conviction that he or she is infested with parasites. Individuals in this category should be monitored closely as they overdose or over Medicate theirselves in the quest to rid theirselves of these imaginary parasites.
5. Pathological jealousy, also known as morbid jealousy, Othello syndrome or delusional jealousy, is a psychological disorder in which a person is preoccupied with the thought that their spouse or sexual partner is being unfaithful without having any real proof, along with socially unacceptable or abnormal behaviour. Such cases should be taken seriously as such person can go as far as killing their spouse and the supposed person they think he/she is cheating with .
6. Excessive hand washing, just like the ekbom syndrome, these people always feel they have dirt on their hands and wash at all times. This is harmless you may think but over washing leads to dry skin, which leads to ulceration and skin damage. They also breakdown when they do not get opportunity to wash their hands and can also get aggressive.
You do not shame people with mental illness.
You should not judge them.
When someone comes to you asking for help do take them seriously.
Always seek professional help.
Be patient with such individuals as recovery takes time. Encourage them so they don’t relapse.
What other mental health disorders or abnormality do you know about ? . Comment below and don’t forget to share this post with friends .