Just visiting the holy land in Palestine, some visitors will suffer from strange psychiatric Jerusalem, making them agitated, hallucinating or paranoid.
Some tourists who come to Jerusalem may be obsessed with that city after arriving there. People with Jerusalem mental illness can tolerate anxiety, start wearing long dresses, start singing hymns or read poetry from the Bible. Some people even started preaching in public. Estimated number of people hospitalized because of this syndrome each year is 40 people.
Some psychiatrists say some people without a history of mental illness may also have Jerusalem syndrome . However, some people believe that this strange syndrome is more likely to be caused by mental disorders.
Jerusalem syndrome was first published in 2000 . Israeli psychiatrists have published research reports published in the British Journal of Psychiatry. Accordingly, experts analyzed 1,200 visitors to Jerusalem who had strange mental problems after being tested in Kfar Shaul Mental Health in the period from 1980 to 1993. Upon arrival, one the number of tourists is easily excited by the religious beliefs or hallucinations, paranoia .
Scientists continue to study strange Jerusalem mental illness in Palestine
Experts have found three types of Jerusalem syndrome.
The first type of people who had mental illness before going to Jerusalem often believed that they were one of the characters that appeared in the Bible. Specifically, an American tourist with schizophrenia who came to the holy land of Jerusalem paranoid that he was a hero. This traveler even felt obliged to move the stones that built the " Wailing Wall " or the Western Wall.
The second type of Jerusalem syndrome is that tourists may have some signs of mental disorder but do not have a history of mental illness. Some Christian followers do not live in Jerusalem waiting until the day of Jesus' rebirth suffers from this strange syndrome. However, when these people come to Jerusalem, they will fall into anxiety, hallucinations, paranoia, psychological disorder.
The third type is that visitors without a history of mental illness have strange expressions such as anxiety, hallucinations, paranoia and psychological disorders when in Jerusalem. However, after these travelers leave Jerusalem, their health returns to normal.
Some experts believe that the mysterious Jerusalem syndrome may be due to historical factors including culture and context that may affect people's illusions or stress and anxiety when traveling. Go to another country and immerse yourself in a space of religious history.