Mary Hart Syndrome
There is actual proof of a condition where a woman had an epileptic seizure that was triggered by the voice of “Entertainment Tonight” host Mary Hart. The doctor that examined her couldn’t explain it, but was certain it was the cause of her seizure.
Also known as walking corpse syndrome, this disorder makes people believe they’re dead and/or have no vital organs left in their body. Since they feel as though they’re already dead, they often mistake themselves for being immortal, which can, sadly, lead to unintentional suicides or serious physical harm.
Those who have from synesthesia experience an automatic trigger of one sense when another is stimulated. These people can often taste colors or see sounds, and associate the taste of something that has an actual aroma with something else that’s completely intangible, like an idea.
Foreign Accent Syndrome
In one of the oddest syndromes you’ll ever hear about, foreign accent syndrome causes a person to speak their native language, but with a foreign accent. Some patients have experienced this after a stroke or a severe migraine, or even head trauma. There are only 62 cases on record since 1907.
This strange condition causes an individual to react when exposed to a large amount of beautiful art. They’ll experience dizziness, rapid heartbeat, fainting and, in some cases, even hallucinations. It can also occur with beauty in the natural world, but is most commonly associated with exposure to art.
This one is becoming more common than any of the others. With this disorder, people become delusional, thinking they’ve discovered a government cover-up or conspiracy theory even though there is absolutely no evidence to support it. It begins to affect their behavior and control their mood. It’s most common with patients who suffer from psychotic disorders.
When suffering from Fregoli delusion, otherwise known as the illusion of doubles, the patient believes that various people are actually one single person who has the ability to change their appearance or is wearing a disguise. Usually they believe the person is trying to cause them harm and it is commonly associated with brain lesions.
Similar to Fregoli delusion, this disorder causes someone to believe that anyone close to them (a friend, parents, siblings, spouse or even children) is not who they appear to be, but instead an identical-looking imposter. Some people experience this following severe brain injuries. In one documented case, the delusion was a result of someone using the drug ketamine. It’s also associated with dementia and/or schizophrenia. Oddly enough, it is more common in females than males.
This is a rare condition where someone believes that a specific location has moved or exists in two different places at the same time. After a brain injury, one man insisted he was still in his hometown instead of the city where he was injured. He didn’t think he had moved, but rather that his hometown was now part of the new city and existed in both places at once.
Those suffering from erotomania are convinced that a celebrity is in love with them and trying to communicate their desires through small gestures or signals on television or stage. Often the affected people will send letters or gifts, trying to make contact in any way possible — because they are positive an actual relationship exists.
10 BIZARRE CONDITIONS AND SYNDROMES YOU DIDN’T REALIZE EXISTED