It is hard to determine the number of diseases that exist in the world, according to the World Health Organization, every day there is a new variation in the genetics of an existing virus; there are many syndromes that you probably did not know existed. You’ve heard of people with tics disorders and twitches; these two are only a few of the many rare syndromes that exist in the world.
In this post you will discover the strangest and most interesting syndromes there are, some are so bizarre you will probably doubt if they are real or not.
This is considered a psychosomatic disorder that affects people who spend too long appreciating art. Neurologists define it as excessive mental pleasure viewing works of art; the symptoms are dizziness, rapid heartbeat, sweating, blurred vision, and hallucinations.
It is a disorder in which a person is concerned with the belief that a person close to them or with whom they have had an emotional bond has been replaced by an identical-looking impostor. This causes feelings of fear and rejection because that person is considered an impostor. There is no explanation of the origin of this disorder which often affects women but is generally produced after the person has suffered a head injury.
This is a neurological disorder characterized by repetitive, involuntary movements and vocal tics. The first symptoms of this syndrome are often observed during childhood, usually starting between the ages of 7-10 years. Some of the most common tics include excessive blinking, facial grimacing, shoulder shrugging and shaking the head; they can get worse if the person gets excited or suffers from anxiety.
It is psychiatric disorder characterized because people who suffer from it, feign complex diseases in order to draw the attention of people around them. The curious thing about this syndrome is that people who suffer it are aware of their actions and know that they feign symptoms but cannot explain why they do it. Traits of masochism and need for affection are found in people suffering from this disease.
Alice in Wonderland syndrome
This is a neurological disorder that affects the visual perception of people who suffer from it. The person perceives objects’ size distortion. Scientists suspect that Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (Lewis Carroll) might have suffered the syndrome so that the experiences of young Alicia were well known by its creator.
It is the oral compulsive habit of nail biting; this disorder is linked to nervousness and stress. When this habit permanently develops is considered as a symptom of a mental or emotional disorder. Among the negative effects of this disease is carrying germs nail into the oral cavity and vice versa.