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A woman from Belgium felt like a chicken and has been found kuchtova in the garden near his home one of the family members. The case drew the attention of the journalists of the Daily Mail.
According to scientists, a similar attack could occur on the background of the mental disorders associated with depression. According to the newspaper, the 54-year-old married woman, whose name was not disclosed, had never abused drugs or alcohol. It is also noted that before the episode she had a stable job in a pharmacy.
Brother found the woman in the garden around the house, when she fanned the cheek and crowed like a rooster, says the medical report. Then the man took her to the hospital where the patient told the doctors that thinks she’s a chicken, and described a new sensation in the legs.
After a woman suffered a stroke and recovered, the family told her what had happened. It is noted that the patient almost did not remember anything and felt embarrassed.
It was later revealed that the woman suffered from depression due to the death of one of family members. She was able to return to work only a year after the attack.
Researchers from KU Leuven argue that many cases zoanthrope, when man considered himself the animals are not registered. They note that in this condition patients it is difficult to describe my thoughts. In medical and historical literature in the period from 1850 to 2012, recorded 56 examples of the disease. The patients called themselves different animals and insects, starting with dog and ending with the bee. According to scientists, this condition was associated with major mental disorders such as schizophrenia, psychotic depression and bipolar disorder.
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