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Lycanthropy: Unraveling the mysteries of human - wolf transformation

Mahalaxmi Gouda, Elizabath .


The name "lycanthropy" comes from the Greek words lykoi, which means "wolf," and anthropopos, which means "human." That person has a strange belief that he has undergone mental and behavioural changes that have turned him from a human into a wolf. A rare form of delusional misidentification syndrome known as reverse inter-metamorphosis, where a person believes they are going to transform into wolves, has just lately been identified as a psychological disorder. It has been connected to mental health issues such drug abuse, depression, and schizophrenia. It has probably happened to people who think that souls transmigrate and reincarnate; it is certainly encouraged by the idea that it is a paranormal state in which someone honestly believes that his actions and outward looks are changing into werewolf. The belief in werewolves is linked to both mental illnesses and superstitions. It is typified by physical changes, including hair growth or loss, changes in skin texture, weight fluctuations, and hyperactivity, eating raw flesh, the ability to move on all fours, growling, and similar noises, as well as the sensation of hearing unusual voices coming from a distance. Certain therapies, including medication, psychotherapy, and electroconvulsive therapy, are effective in curing it.


lycanthropy, Greek, lykoi, anthropopos, delusional misidentification syndrome, reverse inter-metamorphosis, psychological disorder, mental health issues, drug abuse, depression, schizophrenia, souls transmigration, reincarnation

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