Monday, August 3, 2020

Belgian Woman Thought She Was A Chicken And Temporarily Behaved As One

A 54-year-old woman recently had doctors at KU Leuven University in Belgium baffled when she was convinced she was a chicken and temporarily behaved like one.

The married woman reportedly had a stable job at a pharmacy and had no history of drug or alcohol abuse before the strange episode.
It is gathered that the woman whose identity was not revealed was found by her brother one day when he stopped by. He found her clucking, blowing her cheeks and crowing like a rooster.
He took her to a hospital where she told doctors she thought she was a chicken and described feeling a new sensation in her legs.
The rare episode of zoanthropy – a mental disorder in which one believes oneself to be an animal – ended when the woman suffered a seizure.

After the seizure, she was back to her old self and could not remember acting like a chicken. The doctors’ report mentions that she was embarrassed when her family told her what had happened and why she was in the hospital.

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