Virtually everyone has heard of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depression. That’s because they are mental health disorders with a lot of research and information. They aren’t the only ones though. There are plenty of mental health disorders that will probably surprise you.
Walking Corpse Syndrome
People with this syndrome actually believe they are dead, but still living their life as they did before death. It often presents with depression or as a psychotic symptom or medication usage.
Alien Hand Syndrome
This syndrome is caused by misfiring connections in the brain and causes the person’s hand to move without any cognitive awareness that is has happened.
Foreign Accent Syndrome
Foreign Accent Syndrome generally occurs after brain surgery or a brain injury. It causes a person to suddenly begin speaking with a foreign accent.
This disorder is more common in boys and involves the compulsion to chew one’s own skin. Many people with the disease must have their teeth removed.
People with aboulomania appear normal, but have anxiety and crippling indecision when faced with a basic choice like what kind of sandwich to have for lunch.
The Jumping Frenchmen of Maine
It might have a strange name, but peopel with this disorder react to being startled with exaggerated involuntary movements.
This disorder causes a person to believe they are turning into an animal. It usually starts as a dream and then takes over his or her life.
When someone has pica, they crave strange non-food items. This includes hair, dirt and other substances, some of which can harm a person’s health.
Genital Retraction Syndrome
A person with this disorder believes that his or her sexual organs are shrinking and that once they retract fully, that they will die.
This disorder makes the sufferer believe that someone from a high social status is in love with them. This could be a singer or an actor. That person then begins a delusional “two-way” relationship with the celebrity.