Skip to comments.Depression may have caused woman to believe she was a chicken
Posted on 07/29/2020 4:34:04 AM PDT by billorites
When being a human gets too hard, the brain will cope with psychological stress in fascinating ways.
While most of the 260 million people worldwide who suffer from depression will have common symptoms, such as sadness, fatigue, disinterest and sleeplessness, an exceedingly rare few could lose their humanity completely by assuming the identity of an animal, according to researchers at KU Leuven in Belgium.
In the Dutch medical journal Tijdschrift voor Psychiatrie, psychologists described the case of one 54-year-old woman, unnamed in their case study, who was found in her garden clucking and crowing like a rooster a condition called zoanthropy, or the delusion of believing oneself is not human, but animal.
They described the woman as being disoriented during their examination, while also reporting an unfamiliar sensation in her limbs, as if they were not fit for her body and flapped uncontrollably, the study read. The patient noted that shed hardly slept in five days.
The woman, a pharmacy employee, was brought to the emergency room after her brother found her displaying stereotyped behavior of a chicken. She had no history of substance abuse or psychotic episodes prior. But the family attributed her behavior to the recent loss of a loved one, for which she had been suffering a two-month bout of depression which runs in her family.
They also learned that she had been avoiding friends during that time, and had recently received negative feedback at work.
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By not agreeing she is a chicken, aren’t we denying her existence? Should we pay for species transition surgery so she feels validated?
It was really Biden in drag...
She’s trans chicken, obviously.
There are few things in the morning that will bring a grin to my face as easily as a “Married With Children” reference...:)
Not our proudest moments watching that show but WOW was it funny :)
When she shows up at the door with a chicken and Al says “congratulations marcy i didn’t know you were expecting”
And don’t forget this classic. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nL7gol2KPc
I didn’t know we were out of the closet here regarding Married with Children :)
I Loved that show.
I knew conservative “intellectuals” who wouldn’t watch it.
Something about the decay of our culture.
Sometimes a good laugh is just a good laugh
I always liked Married with Children.
I had depression for a little while as a teen when someone close to me died
I didn’t act like a chicken.
I would keep falling over in class trying to lick my ####s quite often though for a year.
The first few years were ok but as they let the characters really be themselves it was hysterical.
Al as a televangelist. Al as The Godfather.
“you see ma’am this is a pliant heel with a cork filling”
“while you are a giant seal with a pork filling”
Joe Biden thinks he’s a presidential candidate. He’d be more believable as a chicken.
I always got a laugh out of his Polk High Mr. 4 touchdowns in 1 game.
Best of Bundy - Chicken Insults
Two words: Christina Applegate.
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