What is the strangest mental disorder?

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  1. John J. Bannan Registered Senior Member

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    I've heard of people who get off on hacking their own limbs off. Anything crazier than that?
     
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  3. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    To have lived with my ex wife!

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  5. spidergoat Valued Senior Member

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    Schizophrenia is pretty strange. So is Tourette's Syndrome.
     
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  7. John J. Bannan Registered Senior Member

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    Yeah, but hacking off your own limbs!
     
  8. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    Wilson's disease.

    The one patient I saw in my lifetime was randy with the nurses and kept running away from the hospital, however if you talked to him, he just appeared like a nervous young man.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilson's_disease
     
  9. John J. Bannan Registered Senior Member

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    What did your ex-wife do that was so strange?
     
  10. John J. Bannan Registered Senior Member

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    Wilson's disease is not nearly as bad as hacking off your own limbs.
     
  11. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    Oh if you mean weird strange then these may fit the bill:

    1. Munchausen syndrome: faking illnesses to gain attention

    2. Trichotillomania is an impulse control disorder characterised by the repeated urge to pull out scalp hair, eyelashes, beard hair, nose hair, pubic hair, eyebrows or other body hair.

    3. Triskaidekaphobia: fear of the number 13.

    4. The Capgras delusion or Capgras' syndrome is a rare disorder in which a person holds a delusional belief that an acquaintance, usually a close family member or spouse, has been replaced by an identical looking imposter.

    5. Bigorexia or Muscle dysmorphia is a disorder in which an individual becomes obsessed that they are not muscular enough. Sometimes referred to as bigorexia or reverse anorexia nervosa, it is a very specific case of body dysmorphic disorder (BDD).

    More info on people obsessed with amputation
    http://www.slate.com/id/2085402/
     
  12. John J. Bannan Registered Senior Member

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    Trichotillomania is the strangest of the lot you mentioned. However, hacking off your own limbs is worse.
     
  13. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    Drapetomania is the strangest. I've never heard such crap in my life.
     
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  15. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    She became a he.

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  16. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    Whoa! That's quite an ego basher.
     
  17. John J. Bannan Registered Senior Member

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    That is truly strange. Not even a Lesbian first, huh? Went straight to transgender? Must have freaked you out, no?
     
  18. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    How is cutting off your arm and different than starving yourself to death? Or what Jacko did to his face?
    Its about self-loathing and wanting to be something you're not. Seeing yourself in an unrealistic manner.
     
  19. John J. Bannan Registered Senior Member

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    Because you get off on cutting off your arm. This isn't even rational. Starving yourself to death, having cosmetic surgery on your face, wanting to be something you're not is all rational - although unrealistic.
     
  20. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    Wanting to look like a concentration camp victim is rational? Having surgery til your nose is gone is rational?
    That doesn't sound rational
     
  21. John J. Bannan Registered Senior Member

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    It's rational, because they want to look better. They want to be skinnier, because skinnier people are more attractive. They want a slimmer non-black nose, because many people find slimmer noses better looking than wider noses. This is rational.
     
  22. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    OK, this is a contest isn't it. You think you have the winning answer and you are the judge at the same time right.
    I get it now.
    OMG John!!! You are so right! That is truely the strangest mental disorder. I can't think of anything that tops that. :bravo:
     
  23. lucifers angel same shit, differant day!! Registered Senior Member

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    i have first hand expierience with that one! i was the victim and not the abuser!
     

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