Skip to comments.Dead Alive: Rare Mental Illness Called Walking Corpse Syndrome Makes People Think They're Dead
Posted on 05/31/2016 8:21:14 AM PDT by BenLurkin
People with the condition are known to have any of a number of delusions that range from believing they have no organs, blood or body parts to insisting they are actually dead even though they are very much still breathing. In even more rare cases of what is also known as walking corpse syndrome, people with the condition consider themselves immortal. Although walking corpse syndrome is considered extremely rare, its exact prevalence is unknown. One Hong Kong study involving 349 psychogeriatric patients suggests the condition afflicts about 0.57 percent of the population. Another study conducted in Mexico in 2010, which involved 1,321 patients, found that 0.62 percent of the population had the rare mental health disorder. Perhaps unsurprisingly, this syndrome is often found in people with mood or psychotic disorders and medical conditions.
The blooming stage is known as the time patients develop hallmark symptoms of walking corpse syndrome, such as denying they have certain body parts or that they even exist. These symptoms worsen in severity during the chronic stage and interfere with patients ability to go about their daily lives. They are known to begin to neglect their own hygiene and self-care, to harm themselves, and fail to recognize their own faces as well as those of others.
Therapy along with antidepressants and antipsychotics have been shown to help control the symptoms as well as electroconvulsive treatment. In fact, a 2008 case report claims most cases of walking corpse syndrome are more responsive to electroconvulsive treatment than to pharmacological treatment. However, more research needs to be done on this condition because scientists are still in the dark about the cause of this disease and how to treat it.
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Or living in Kansas.
They self identify as corpses, and who are we to judge?
Like democrat voters in Philly and Chicago?
How can they tell?
Do they vote democrat?
So, this is what happened to Nancy Pelousey?
No, they are transliving, and denying them the right to lie at a funeral home or occupy their funeral plot or crypt is deadist. Or, livist. The dead have rights too, you know. They’ve urned it!
I identify as dead. Hence, I only use bathrooms in funeral homes.
I suffer from Walking bored to death syndrome.
It’s probably just low T. Wait, what?
Good one ;)
It’s called demonic possession.
PLEASE ,enough with the Zombie crap
This could be an explanation for liberalism.
And by a strange coincidence, they all want to vote for Hillary Clinton.
I seem to remember Obama talking about ‘corpse men’. Was this what he was referring to?
I can relate, after a few weekend benders.....
Stagger to the polls and vote Bernie.
So, a dead trangendered single lesbian mother of an illegal alien anchor baby is entitled to...something,...for the life (or death) of me I can’t figure out what.
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