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Romantic love is biochemically indistinguishable from having a severe obsessive-compulsive disorder.
30% of pregnant women crave nonfood items, an eating disorder called pica.
There’s a rare mental disorder where people imagine that they are decomposing, dead or non-existent.
Paris Syndrome is a psychological disorder, mainly suffered by Japanese people, caused after realizing Paris isn’t what they expected.
Prosopagnosia is a brain disorder characterized by the inability to recognize faces.
Hitler had a digestive disorder that made him fart chronically.
TheTruman Syndrome is a psychological disorder in which patients believe they’re living in a reality TV show.
Foreign Accent Syndrome is a rare psychological disorder in which its sufferers suddenly develop a foreign accent.
“Erotomania” is a psychological disorder in which the affected people believe a famous person is in love with them.
Anorexia has the highest mortality rate of any psychological disorder: between 5% and 20% eventually die from it.
Both ancient Egyptian and Greek medicine recognized obesity as a medical disorder.
Elephants and chimpanzees can display behavior patterns similar to post-traumatic stress disorder and depression.
Charles Darwin suffered from panic disorder and agoraphobia.
Pagophagia is a disorder involving the compulsion to chew ice.
Around 6% of people have narcissistic personality disorder. They have a strong sense of self-importance and lack empathy.
Alien hand syndrome is a disorder that causes one’s hand to move without being aware or having control over it.
Boanthropy is a psychological disorder where people think they’re cows.
The movie “Saving Private Ryan” was so realistic, it triggered Posttraumatic stress disorder in some WW2 veterans.
More than a third of Europeans have a mental health disorder.
In Belgium, people with autism, bipolar disorder, depression and other mental illnesses can request to be euthanised.