What's the name of this mental illness?
June 5, 2008 10:01 AM Subscribe
A couple of months ago, I read an article about a very rare illness primarily affecting men which caused them, among other things, to hurt themselves - sometimes quite seriously. Does anyone know the name of this disorder?
posted by anonymous78 to health & fitness (17 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
Some of the self-injuries were truly frightening - including stabbing oneself in the eye. Several of the men interviewed had to be restrained at all times. There were also verbal issues - a lot of seemingly involuntary cursing, etc. I think the disorder had a hyphenated name, one of which might have been a proper name.