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3 Mental Illness That Can Give You Superhuman Brain Powers
Have you at some point in your life felt like you suffered from some type of mental illness? Whether it be depression, anxiety, or OCD, we have all experienced some form of mental illness. In fact, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) nearly 1 in 5 Americans suffer from a form of mental illness which comes out to be 43.8 million or 18.5% of just the American population. Imagine that number worldwide!
Study Source: NAMI
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Even with so many individuals carrying mental illnesses, society still tends to look at mental illness as some sort of negative to someone's life or look at them as though they are a leper. Truth is, these people are in fact suffering from a mental illness that can, at times, truly alter the person's life, including careers, relationships, and basic living. There are however some symptoms of mental illnesses that can cause a person to feel like they have 'superhuman' powers. The below list is comprised of 3 mental illnesses where the symptoms can possess 'superhuman' powers. If you are someone that has experienced these symptoms, chances are you can't fly, read minds, or become invisible, although it would be really awesome, you probably need to seek treatment.
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Hypomania is actually a derivative of mania which can be found in relation to bi-polar disorder. Both mania and hypomania are very similar in that they both cause the person to feel over-energized and hyperactive while not having much sleep. The ability to have very increased energy without sleeping or eating can often feel very 'superhuman' and actually last quite a while, sometimes more than a week but ultimately has it's downsides as well. Unfortunately being a part of the bi-polar disease these 'superhuman' powers can actually be quite serious, especially towards the end of an episode.
Mania is more severe in that an episode can last more than a week, causing a person to be hyperactive bit mentally and physically but ending in very severe depression which again is related to bipolar disorder. Hypomania is less severe than mania in that the person has very similar symptoms. The difference from hypomania and mania is that hypomania is less severe than mania and that hypomania is found with bipolar 2 disorder which is a milder version of bi-polar disorder but causes more severe depression when coming down from the extreme energy levels. Hypomania can also be a side effect caused by drug abuse where mania is mainly driven by mental illness.
Hypomania can actually be treated fairly easy simply by changing lifestyle habits. Some of the more common habits that can be implemented to prevent or cure hypomania include exercising, dieting, a regulated sleep schedule, and remembering triggers that will cause a bi-polar episode that can ultimately trigger hypomania. Although hypomania has been determined to be very curable, mania is not very curable and often needs therapy treatment as well as medication.
Study Source: HealthLine
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Amnesia, in short, is the loss of memory and any recollection of past events. Unfortunately, there are many people who suffer from amnesia. Whether from psychological trauma, disease, or brain damage, Amnesia can be quite scary especially for those just waking up from a coma.
According to the Mayo Clinic, many people who suffer from amnesia still remember who they are but have no recollection of memories that one should remember. A mysterious side effect of amnesia that is actually quite interesting is the fact that many people who suffer from amnesia wind of developing a unique comfort level with fear. In fact, doctors and scientists are still trying to study why people who suffer from amnesia are impervious to fear.
Some believe that the brain trauma that one may encounter actually creates to waves or pulses in the brain that actually cause an amnesia victim to not feel fearful.
Study Source: MayoClinic
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Narcolepsy is a brain disorder in which someone has poor control of their sleep-wake cycles. Within this disease, people experience sudden daytime sleepiness and irresistible sleep episodes. Narcolepsy is mostly hereditary coming from a family history of the disease. It is mostly diagnosed in childhood or teen years but can be diagnosed later in life.
There are current studies that are proving narcolepsy can make a patient immune to addiction. These findings are enabling doctors to research the causes of addiction and the treatment that can be given. What the current studies of narcolepsy found are that many patients are treated with medication used to treat insomnia however what doctors are finding is that the insomnia medication is linked to the immunity of addiction.
Obviously, the studies are ongoing and have not been completely proven however the plausible has been becoming truth as more and more studies are underway.
Aren't they amazing? Let me clear myself a little bit more. Those are called illness because they are harmful for sure. No one is denying the fact, and if you're suffering from any of those diseases, treat your disease and get rid of it. I didn't really want you to pray to get suffered from those diseases, lol. The only point of showing you these potential that how they might help you in adopting some "Superhuman Brain Power" through some symptoms in case if you're already suffering from such diseases or in case if any of your friends is suffering from those diseases. You can take advantage of them while you treat them. In both ways, you will benefit.
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