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Boanthropy: a rare and serious disorder

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Kim Collins

on 22 November 2013

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Transcript of Boanthropy: a rare and serious disorder

Boanthropy: a rare and serious disorder
What is it?
Boanthropy is a psychological disorder where a person believes that he or she is a cow.
Where did it originate?
The most famous case of boanthropy occurred in King Nebuchadnezzar, who in the book of Daniel, was said to have turned into a cow.
What are the symptoms?
Sufferer's of this disorder begin by becoming vegetarians. Soon after they start mooing uncontrollably and acquire a strange taste for grass... Finally, they wake up in a field somewhere, unable to do anything but join their cow brethren in grazing fields for hours on end.
Just kidding...
But it is possible. Hypnotism, suggestion, and other disorders which cause you to hallucinate, could in fact cause someone to believe that they are something other than human.
Is there a treatment?
Yes... and no. If someone believes that they are something other than human, they obviously need psychological help.
Why this disorder...?
I want to raise awareness. This is a life altering condition: If you experience any or all of these symptoms, you might just be suffering from boanthropy, and seeking medical help is advised.
It could happen to you.
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