Saturday, June 19, 2010

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 its this normal function leads to disorder a psychological or behavioral pattern associated with distress or disability that occurs in an individual and 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

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

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

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 sensory 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.

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