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Madame Apathy

A thread for people to write about any mental conditions they know of or can imagine to help others vary their characters. :)

4/22/2012 . Edited 4/28/2012 #1
Madame Apathy

De Clerambault's Syndrome: The belief that a person(occasionally a stranger) is in love with the sufferer. This belief is unshakable, and they may often believe the object of affection is communicating through subtle signals. This is seen in stalkers.

4/22/2012 #2
Madame Apathy

Oedipus complex- Desire to have sex with the mother and kill the father. Also known as the Electra complex when referring to a girl sexually attracted to her father.

4/23/2012 #3
Madame Apathy

Ultra-conformism or Dolly Ewe Syndrome- An intense urge to conform to the rules of a group and a fanatically obedience to the leader. A sufferer will be willing to do anything said leader tells them even if that order is ridiculous, dangerous or morally abhorrent. Often seen in gang member.

4/23/2012 #4
Madame Apathy

Narcissism- An intense self-love and high opinion of oneself. Named after the Greek myth of Narcissus, who fell in love with his own reflection.

4/23/2012 #5
Bibliomania - can be a symptom of obsessive–compulsive disorder which involves the collecting or even hoarding of books to the point where social relations or health are damaged.
4/23/2012 #6
Madame Apathy

That'd be me.

Psychopathy- Lack of conscience.

Sadism- Taking pleasure in inflicting suffering upon another person.

Hallucinations- Seeing things that aren't there.

4/23/2012 #7

Autophagia occurs when one is compelled to inflict pain upon oneself by biting and/or devouring portions of one's body.

4/25/2012 #8
Madame Apathy

Ow. *winces*

Synthesia- A condition that causes body parts to respond to stimuli that sensor wouldn't normally respond to, e.g. the ability to taste colour.

4/25/2012 #9

Conversion disorderis where patients suffer apparently neurological symptoms, such as numbness, blindness, paralysis, or fits, but without a medical cause

I wanna be able to taste colour

4/25/2012 . Edited 4/25/2012 #10
Madame Apathy
I bet green tastes minty.
4/25/2012 #11

I've had green tomato ketchup before ......

4/25/2012 #12
Madame Apathy

How was it?

4/26/2012 #13

it was exactly the same as red tomato ketchup

4/26/2012 #14
Madame Apathy

Oh... That's a little disappointing. :/

4/26/2012 #15

it was really weird, it just looked so strange

4/26/2012 #16
Madame Apathy

Greenman Syndrome: Hallucinations and paranoia characterised by a belief in an impending alien apocalypse.

4/29/2012 #17

Depersonalization disorder (DPD) is adissociative disorder - in which the sufferer is affected by persistent or recurrent feelings ofdepersonalization and/or derealization. Diagnostic criteria include persistent or recurrent experiences of feeling detached from one's mental processes or body.The symptoms include a sense of automation, going through the motions of life but not experiencing it, feeling as though one is in a movie, loss of conviction with one's identity, feeling as though one is in a dream, feeling a disconnection from one's body, out-of-body experience (a detachment from one's body), inability to accept ones reflection as one's own, and difficulty relating oneself to reality and the environment.

(copied from Wikipedia)

5/29/2012 #18

Oneirophrenia - a hallucinatory, dream-like state caused by several conditions such as prolongedsleep deprivation, sensory deprivation, or drugs (such as ibogaine). Persons affected by oneirophrenia have a feeling of dream-like unreality which, in its extreme form, may progress to delusions and hallucinations. Therefore, it is considered a schizophrenia-like acute form of psychosis which remits in about 60% of cases within a period of two years. It is estimated that 50% or more of schizophrenic patients present oneirophrenia at least once.

(sounds like Mikodo o_o)

5/29/2012 #19

The Fregoli delusion - a rare disorder in which a person holds adelusional belief that different people are in fact a single person who changes appearance or is in disguise. The syndrome may be related to a brain lesion, and is often of a paranoid nature with the delusional person believing themselves persecutedby the person they believe is in disguise.

A person with the Fregoli delusion can also inaccurately replicate places, objects, and events. This disorder can be explained by "associative nodes." The associative nodes serve as a biological link of information about other people with a particular familiar face (to the patient). This means that any face that is similar to a recognizable face to the patient, the patient will recall that face as the person they know.

(again, sorts sounds like Mikodo)

5/29/2012 #20

Pain disorder - when a patient experienceschronic pain in one or more areas, and is thought to be caused by psychological stress. The pain is often so severe that it disables the patient from proper functioning. Duration may be as short as a few days or as long as many years. The disorder may begin at any age, and occurs more frequently in girls than boys. This disorder often occurs after an accident or during an illness that has caused pain, which then takes on a 'life' of its own.

5/29/2012 #21

Anorexia nervosa - an eating disorder characterized by excessive food restriction and fear, irrational fear of gaining weight, and a distorted body self-perception. It typically involves excessive weight loss. Anorexia nervosa usually develops during adolescence and early adulthood. Due to the fear of gaining weight, people with this disorder restrict the amount of food they consume. This restriction of food intake causes metabolic and hormonal disorders. Outside of medical literature, the terms anorexia nervosa and anorexia are often used interchangeably; however, anorexia is simply a medical term for lack of appetite. However, people with anorexia nervosa do not lose their appetites

5/29/2012 #22

Schizophrenia - Schizophrenia is a long-term mental health condition that causes a range of different psychological symptoms. These include: hallucinations, delusions, muddled thoughts based on the hallucinations or delusions, changes in behaviour.


Dissociative Identity Disorder - Dissociative identity disorder is a mental illness that involves the sufferer experiencing at least two clear identities or personality states, also called alters, each of which has a fairly consistent way of viewing and relating to the world. Some individuals with DID have been found to have personality states that have distinctly different ways of reacting, in terms of emotions, pulse, blood pressure, and blood flow to the brain. This disorder was formerly called multiple personality disorder and is often referred to as split personality disorder.

6/16/2012 #23
Just a flesh wound

Expansion on Schizophrenia - Three main types are currently known. These are:

Paranoid - Sufferer will suffer from massive paranoia thinking someone is out to get them.

Disorganised - Sufferer will have low spontaneous movement or speech and have blunted emotions.

Catatonic - Sufferer will display signs of other kinds of Schizophrenia but will have fits of staying in one position for extended periods of time. For example standing up with one hand up in the air for hours.


God Complex - Arguably a form of narcissism, but elevated to the point where the sufferer is detached from reality in terms in their confidence in their skills.


Psychosis - General detachment from reality.

6/17/2012 #24
Madame Apathy

Dotophilia: A preoccupation with dots. See Sophie.

6/17/2012 #25

(O.O is Dotophilia a real thing? :O lol )

6/17/2012 #26

Hehe :)

7/1/2012 #27

Compulsive Lying

A compulsive liar is someone who lies out of habit, and finds comfort in their lies. They often lie just because they can, and sometimes, they feel like they have to lie, or are unable to control their lying. Compulsive liars are different from pathological liars, who just lie to achieve their goals without giving other's feelings a thought. Compulsive lying is like any addiction, just like smoking or alcohol abuse. They are often attention seekers, create stories, cover up when caught in a lie, use the same story but with different characters, have poor self-esteem, sometimes have ADHD or bipolar disorder, have other addictions and reality denial.

7/1/2012 #28
Madame Apathy

Necrophilia- Sexual attraction to a corpse. Often stems from desire for control, a wish to be reunited with a dead loved one, or a fear of rejection rather than "true" necrophilia.

7/1/2012 #29

Katie you scare me

7/1/2012 #30
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