Ask Dr. Rupie: Bizarre Medical Conditions Explained

Ask Dr. Rupie

Honolulu (KHON2) –  In today’s Ask Dr. Rupie segment, we talked about strange but true medical conditions. 

The rare but interesting syndromes include: 

Alien Hand Syndrome ( Feeling your own hand has a mind of its own)

Alice in Wonderland syndrome (Things appearing much bigger or smaller than reality)

Pica- eating paint, dirt, rocks, clay, etc. due to mineral deficiencies

Vampires!- Xeroderma, extreme sensitivity to light and porphyriaossificans progressiva (stone man syndrome)- where cartilage, joints and tendons turn into bone over time

Foreign accent syndrome- where people suddenly start speaking with a different accent (currently 60 people in the world afflicted)

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