40 Scary and WTF Mental Disorders that sound too Insane to be True

21Sound Rage Syndrome

People with Misophonia are triggered by common sounds such as chewing, loud breathing or even repeated pen-clicking. It isn’t just an annoyance to them, but reactions range from discomfort to sharp anger to physical violence. It is an actual neurological disorder. There's no cure, but if one is diagnosed there are coping mechanisms that can improve one’s quality of life.


22Puppy Pregnancy Syndrome

People suffering from Puppy Pregnancy Syndrome believe that shortly after being bitten by a dog, puppies are conceived within their abdomen. They believe that they will eventually die, especially men, who think they will give birth to the puppies through their penis. The syndrome is localized to villages in several states of India.


23Exploding Head Syndrome

Exploding Head Syndrome is a benign condition in which an individual experiences loud unreal noises like a bomb exploding or a gunshot going off in their head when falling asleep or waking up. There is no known cause and aside from the shock, it is harmless.


24Locked-in syndrome

Locked-in Syndrome is a condition in which a patient has cognitive awareness, but can’t move any body part or communicate verbally about their cognitive mental state due to complete paralysis of nearly all voluntary muscles in the body, except for vertical eye movements and blinking. A man named Richard Marsh is a rare survivor of locked-in syndrome. During his coma, he watched his wife beg doctors not to take him off of life support, and witnessed his own rough handling by the nighttime staff. Another man named Martin Pistorius woke up from a coma after 2 years but was unable to show any sign of it, and so was trapped in a lifeless state for a further 10 years whilst being fully aware. Another victim of this disease, Jean-Dominique Bauby wrote a book by blinking his left eyelid for 10 months and died 10 days after the book released.


25Urbach-Wiethe Disease

According to a 2010 report in the journal Current Biology, a woman known only as SM is literally fearless due to a rare genetic condition known as Urbach-Wiethe disease that hardened her amygdala, part of the brain responsible for fear response. Researchers exposed her to snakes, spiders, an amusement park haunted house and horror films, none of which scared her. Researchers said that these finding could help in progress for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorders.


26Münchausen Syndrome by Proxy

There is a mental illness named “Münchausen Syndrome by Proxy” where a caregiver deliberately induces physical or mental problems in those who are in their care. This is typically done to gain attention and sympathy for themselves. Approximately 1% of asthma cases in children are faked by their parents. The worst case where this was noticed was of Marybeth Tinning, who is suspected of have killed all 9 of her children in a span of 14 years.


27Morgellons disease

Morgellons disease is a delusional infestation. People affected by it become delusional and see things crawling beneath their skin and see bugs coming out of their body. They then start scratching themselves, forming sores, in order to purge their bodies of fibers that they believe is implanted in them from a certain organism. This “disease” has been reported all across the world, and even a Congressional study was conducted.


28Sleeping Beauty Syndrome

Sleeping beauty syndrome or Kleine-Levin syndrome is a rare sleep disorder that causes the patients to experience periods of excessive sleep episodes, which can last anywhere from 20 hours a day to a couple of days to even weeks. About 80 percent of patients are teenagers when they first experience KLS. These episodes of lengthy sleep may be proceeded by flu-like symptoms and, when they're awake, people with this syndrome may exhibit various odd behaviors, including eating excessively, hallucinating or acting childishly.


29Jerusalem Syndrome

Jerusalem Syndrome is an intense religious psychosis that is triggered when a person who seems previously balanced and devoid of any signs of psychopathology becomes psychotic after arriving in Jerusalem. It is not endemic to one single religion or denomination but has affected Jews, Christians, and Muslims alike. An affected person may believe himself to be the coming of the Messiah or the second coming of Christ. This psychosis resolves to full recovery after leaving Jerusalem.


30Jumping Frenchmen of Maine

Jumping Frenchmen of Maine is a rare disorder of unknown origin. Some affected individuals may exhibit automatic or “forced” obedience after a startle response during which they automatically respond to simple commands such as jump, run or hit. Individuals with this condition were first found in the Moosehead Lake region of Maine. One theory is that it is a genetic condition.

12 COMMENTS

  1. One would think that erotomania, aka expecting that other person is ifatuated with you even their obvious “disinterest, marriage or financal status” is more common in men, but we rather normalize it, call it “friendzone” and blame women for it.

  2. I suffer from exploding head syndrome and I get it even when I’m not just waking up or falling asleep. I can feel a buzzing run up the back of neck, it gets right into my head and then I hear the loudest explosion and if I have my eyes closed I can see a very bright flash. I’ve had it all my life. I also suffer icepick headaches and sleep paralysis.

  3. why the hell is a graphic from the movie split the picture for DID? The term Multiple Personality Disorder was changed to Dissociative Identity Disorder in 1994 to better reflect the actual reality of the diagnosis first of all. second, Split was a psychological thriller that gave DID such a terrible stigma and reputation. It was not at all an accurate representation of DID.

  4. also borderline personality disorder should be on here tbh. it’s terrifying and it’s considered the most emotionally painful mental illness to live with, or even to watch someone else go through.

  5. another condition is called disjunctive cognition- and its more of a sleep mental disorder that I happen to have.

    its where the people (AND ANIMALS, AAAH!) in your dreams don’t have faces but you still know who they are. Eef…

  6. I definitely have misophonia and it sucks because almost every repetitive noise irritates me, sometimes to the point of insanity or violence, only if I can’t get away from it or get it to stop quick enough! Chewing loud, humming, and lightly singing to a song will drive me nuts!! Even if they’re not making a noise but doing something that would normally make a noise I don’t like bothers me! I hate always being agitated constantly

  7. can yall maybe actually research DID and rewright that portion or something? and maybe not use an image from “split” (which btw, is a very offensive media to people with DID/OSDD, as someone with osdd, like… bruhhh

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