13 Rare Psychological Syndromes/Disorders

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The field of psychology is one that is still growing and developing.  As we learn more about the brain and human behavior, there are a number of rare psychological syndromes and disorders that we can encounter. How many of these have you heard of?

Disclaimer: Despite the pictures that are associated with each, these are more disorders that need attention and are important to be aware of.

1. Alice In Wonderland Syndrome (a.k.a. Todd Syndrome)

Illustration from Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland depicting the title character seated slouched over in a tiny room.
Illustration from Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland depicting the title character seated slouched over in a tiny room.

The individual sees some objects as much smaller than they really are and others as much larger than they really are, especially when observing one’s one body; finds it very difficult to judge time and has many sensory distortions, including a highly altered sense of velocity

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