The Austin, TX clock tower shooter left a suicide note saying he felt that there was something wrong with his brain as he knew what he was doing was wrong and couldn’t stop it. An autopsy revealed a brain tumor pressing on the amygdala.
Within 3 years of TV catching on in Fiji in 1995, over 11% of girls reported purging to lose weight in a country previously free of eating disorders. In 2007 the same researcher organized a sample study group and reported a startling increase in this number, to 45%. Along with this, came the ideation of “rich, cosmopolitan” lives, and an overall increase in mental health issues.
There is a male version of PMS called IMS (irritable male syndrome.) Hormonal cycles in men can cause irrational fits of anxiety, stress, and frustration on a monthly basis.
A Kansas woman sat on her boyfriends toilet seat for so long (two years) that her skin grew around it.
In 1986, a woman who sought psychiatric help discovered memories of being in a satanic cult where she was forcibly raped, had to eat babies and as a consequence developed 120 different personalities to cope. The memories were later found to be false and the therapist was sued.
When maverick Scottish Psychiatrist R.D. Laing faced a naked schizophrenic woman rocking silently to and fro in a padded cell, he took off his own clothes and sat next to her, rocking to the same rhythm until she spoke for the first time in months.