27: Is that a Thing? – Unusual Psychological Syndromes
- Gemma Gladstone
- May 12, 2021
Welcome back to another episode of The Good Mood Clinic Podcast! Gemma and Justine are back after a short hiatus due to some ups and downs and a lot going on in their lives recently. They have been having some interesting conversations with their clients and one another lately about odd things that set them off. In today’s, show they discuss a few of the psychological quirks and issues that some people may experience.
Gemma has a problem with feeling disgusted by some of the noises made by the people she is close to when they eat or slurp a drink. It is actually a thing, and it is called misophonia. In this episode, Gemma and Justine share some information about misophonia, mirror-touch synaesthesia, trypophobia, and Alice in Wonderland Syndrome. Be sure to join them today to learn about those conditions and to find out if your thing might be some type of condition or psychological syndrome.
- Gemma gets disgusted and filled with rage when her husband eats certain things. It is a thing, and it is called misophonia.
- Gemma defines what misophonia.
- Gemma and Justine discuss why misophonia tends to be with people close to you.
- Misophonia seems to set off the fight or flight mechanism in people.
- Gemma explains what treatment for misophonia would involve.
- Gemma has also had a bit of mirror-touch synaesthesia all her life. But only with her legs.
- Mirror touch synaesthesia is quite a common condition, and people have variations of it.
- In a study, people with mirror-touch synaesthesia were better able to recognize the nuances of emotions than people without the condition could.
- Another syndrome that Gemma relates to is Alice in Wonderland Syndrome. It has to do with the distortion of your perception of your body image.
- Justine’s daughter experiences something called trypophobia.
- It helps to name your thing.
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