Has anyone ever met or known anyone that suffers from Stendhal syndrome?
I think it is interesting how our emotions and intellect play off one another to create actual physical symptoms. There are so many different kinds of psychosomatic illnesses that it never ceases to amaze me how people can actually make themselves sick just by thinking about something.
I think one of the most common examples of a psychosomatic illness is reading about something that would make you feel itchy, and then you itch. This always happens to me when someone mentions head lice or insect bites. I just can’t help but to start itching and scratching.