#28 Stendhal Syndrome
It is common to experience a moment of peace and serenity when individuals come across a beautiful piece of art. However, that is not the case for those with Stendhal Syndrome!
The disorder is named after the 19th-century French writer, Stendhal, who experienced profound emotions when he visited Florence in 1817.
So captivated by the beauty of art and sometimes nature, patients with Stendhal syndrome begin to feel overwhelmed.
The patients suffering from this disorder may experience symptoms like panic, anxiety hallucinations, confusion, and even disassociative conditions.
That is why these patients often avoid museums and art galleries. Exposure to large quantities of art can put them in a state of severe physical and emotional anxiety.