Top 10 Bizarre Mental Disorders

Mental disorders have been among the top discussed topics throughout the history and regarded with ignorance, bias and fear. Though mentally ill people have been magically treated through medicines in the last century, but still there are biased and uninformed views of the mainstream society yet against the mentally disorder individuals. The number count of mentally ill people in United States is drastically increasing over the years as current ratio describes ¼ of Americans are getting registered as mentally ill people every year. Below list tells us top 10 bizarre mental disorders of our society.

Jerusalem Syndrome

This 10th most popular in our top 10 bizarre mental disorders state of mentally ill people is the name given to those people who either religiously themed passionate ideas. Jerusalem syndrome is actually a kind of mental phenomena associated to a limited group of people. This phenomenon is not endemic or limited to any one denomination or religion.


Trichotillomania is also among most dangerous or physically disruptive disorders. This mental disorder is actually a kind of passion with pulling out hair. People suffering from this physically disruptive disorder are seen pulling out hair of their body constantly even the hair of eyelashes or eyebrows. These kinds of people may go to any extent just to hide bald spots of their body.

Capgras Delusion

Capgras delusion is at No. 8 in our list of top 10 craziest mental disorders, and is generally known as a rare disorder. The people suffering from Capgras delusion gradually develop a belief about any one close member of their family (mainly spouse) that someone else with identical looking personality has replaced his/her position in their lives. People suffering with schizophrenia are the common patients of Capgras delusion.

Specific Phobia

Some of you would be thinking that why Phobias are at such a higher rank in this list as they feel just an unease state of an object or mild fear of an object. But in fact a specific phobia is generally described as an unmanageable terror of an object. Different Phobias have multiple specific names and are categorized under many subcategories.

Fregoli Delusion

The Fregoli delusion is widely/commonly known as the main opposite to the mentally ill state i.e. Capgras delusion. This kind of rare disorder is also very dangerous in which sufferers believe that one person has been appearing with multiple personalities because he wants to disguise them. Sometimes they believe that different people dealing with them in daily life are in fact a single person. [smartads]

Antisocial Personality Disorder

Antisocial personality disorder is widely categorized among the most dangerous, common and basic disorders known so far. It is also named as psychopathy and sociopathy. People suffering from this 5th top-rated mental disorder either have emotion, leading to no morals, or no empathy at all. The extremely dangerous form of Antisocial Personality Disorder is the person who has emotions without empathy.

Cotard Delusion

Though Cotard delusion is generally known as a very rare mental (psychiatric) disorder found in human being but still it manages getting fourth position in this list because of its severity. The person suffering from Cotard delusion actually holds a delusional belief that he or she doesn’t exist, is dead, has lost its internal organs, has lost its blood, or is putrefying. Sometimes the symptoms may include immortality delusions.

Dissociative Identity Disorder

Dissociative identity disorder is at No. 3 in our top 10 bizarre mental disorders list which was formerly known as Multiple Personality Disorder. DID is generally recognized as a seriously dangerous disorder which is the result of severe trauma. Generally the a person splits his / her personality (who is suffering from this mental disorder) into multiple identities (mainly two or three) and cycle between them.

Reduplicative Paramnesia

A kind of delusional belief is generally described with the term reduplicative paramnesia in which the victim (sufferer) believes that the location or place has been duplicated or you may say exist in two different places at the same time. Sometimes they believe that the same location was previously at somewhere else and has been relocated to another place now.


Schizophrenia is generally recognized and described as the loss of reality. This is a top-rated (No. 1) mental disorder in our society whose symptoms include obsession with media, paranoia, belief of being powerful or very famous person, false beliefs about own body, inappropriate emotions, visual hallucinations and auditory, and catatonia (known as a total unresponsive and / or unaware state). People suffering with schizophrenia are very difficult to judge, because they’re unable to tell what they feel at the moment or what’s in their mind?  

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