Here are two bizarre conditions in psychiatry that perhaps you can relate to, i certainly find it interesting..hopefully you do too.
Basically means ‘pathological jealousy’. The patient is so convinced his/her partner is cheating, that despite no evidence he/she is constantly trying to prove the imagined infidelities. Especially common with men. For example, these patients tend to spy regularly on their spouse whether by following them around, tracking them with binoculars or hiring private detectives. Whatever it takes to verify their doubts.They might even pretend to go to the office and end up appearing abruptly at the house in a hope to catch their partners ‘red-handed’ with her lover.Sorta like what happens in movies”.
So, beware ladies of the ‘green eyed monster‘!! If he starts scouring your bag and won’t leave your cell phone alone, he might as well be starting on this track 😉
But jokes apart’ seriously, this is ‘pathological’ because it is DANGEROUS. There has been incidences where the patient has exhibited violent behaviour and even tried to kill/harm their spouse in anger. And not to forget, it has been known to occur with other mental health conditions like mania, schizophrenia.
Personally, i find this condition very adorable. The fact is, it is not even considered a condition by many psychiatrists. But nevertheless i think it deserves a good mention.
What happens here is ‘expecting fathers’ have symptoms of pregnancy that their wives are experiencing. YUP, all those features like abdominal swelling ‘baby bumps’, weight gain, morning sickness, backache,cramps etc etc. Also known as ‘sympathetic pregnancy’. It is believed to occur due to stress and anxiety the husband experiences about becoming a dad. Usually, in these cases articles read, that the husbands are so attuned to their wive’s condition that they start to develop the symptoms themselves. NOPE. It is not an attention seeking phenomenon. Men in these cases do have physical changes and are experiencing these involuntarily.
HOW CUTE IS THAT??? 🙂
You can do your own research if you want to know more. i just gathered up all the internet infos to feed my curiosity.