Mental illnesses affect a lot of people around the world and can contribute to decades of psychotherapy. In some cases, the diagnosable disorder is extremely rare or abnormal. This is a list of the most bizarre mental disorders you should know about.
It is a psychological reaction that is sometimes seen in abducted hostages, in which the captive showed signs of empathy, allegiance or even active cooperation with the hostage-taker, regardless of the risk of the hostages being held. The syndrome is also addressed in other cases, including women’s beatings, rape and child violence.
It is given the name after the Japanese Embassy’s hostage crisis in Lima, Peru, when 14 supporters of the Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement (MRTA) got hundreds of people captive at the official residence of the Japanese Ambassador to Peru. The captives comprised of diplomats, government and military officials, and business leaders of many nationalities who were at the party at the time. It began on 17 December 1996 and concluded on 22 April 1997.
Stendhal Syndrome is a psychosomatic disease that causes rapid heartbeat, dizziness, confusion and even hallucinations when a person is drawn to art, typically when the art is especially large amount of art is in one place. The expression may also be used to characterize a similar response to a surfeit of selection in other situations.