Mental disorders are still considered a tabu subject in today’s world, even though we all know at least one person suffering from one. There are also disorders and syndromes that people develop throughout their lives, be it because of pathological reasons or because of events that trigger their appearance. Either way, some of the mental disorders people suffer from can be quite strange for the rest of us.
Over the next few minutes, we’ll take a look at some of the strangest mental disorders people can suffer from, conditions that are beyond weird for people who never had the misfortune to experience them firsthand, no doubt about it. Here are ten of the strangest mental disorders a person can be affected by.
Named after the Lima hostage crisis in Peru (December 17, 1996), this condition refers to hostage takers who begin showcasing high degrees of emotional attachment to the hostages. In the 1996 Lima hostage crisis, for example, many of the hostages were released without any demands mainly because of the good relationship the perpetrators developed with them over the course of their imprisonment.