Tammy Setzer Denton, Author
St. Charles, MO
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|Posted on September 28, 2012 at 4:56 PM|
I love researching oddities. The odd bits and pieces I run across never cease to amaze me and usually end up in my written works in ways I never anticipated.
One of my recent finds has to do with rare and interesting mental disorders and illnesses.
One of my favorites is Wendigo Psychosis. Wendigo Pyschosis is a culture-bound disorder which involves an intense craving for human flesh and the fear that one will turn into a cannibal. This once occurred frequently among Algonquian Indian cultures, though has declined with the Native American urbanization.
Is this a possible explanation for the Zombie Apocalypse?
Another syndrome is the Capgras delusion. This disorder occurs when a person holds a delusional belief that a friend, spouse or other close family member, has been replaced by an identical-looking impostor. The Capgras delusion is classed as a delusional misidentification syndrome, a class of delusional beliefs that involves the misidentification of people, places or objects. It can occur in acute, transient, or chronic forms.
More information on these and other rare and interesting disorders can be found at: www.nowthatsnifty.com