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Drawings of mental disorders

trastornos mentales dibujados

A year appointment ends of Inktober in which artists from around the world unleash their creativity. It is making a different illustration every day for each day of the month of October. This year, the American artist Shawn Coss has chosen a really impressive theme represent mental disorders and syndromes through illustrations. To do so, true to his style has recreated 31 sinister striking illustrations that will not leave you indifferent. No doubt they will get you for a moment in the place of people who suffer this kind of psychological problems.

These are magnificent works of art, made throughout the month of October 2016. images accompany a brief description of each of the disorders or syndromes.

Day 1. Borderline Personalty Disorder.

Pervasive pattern of instability of interpersonal relationships, self-image and emotions, intense impulsiveness, which begins in the early stages of adulthood.

Day 2. Insomnia.

Normal fi disorder sleep physiology. Insomnia word used to describe a consistent symptom in difficulty initiating or maintaining sleep. It can also be used to describe a short sleep duration or a little sleep.

Day 3. Disinhibited Social Engagement disorder.

Pattern of behavior in which the child approaches and actively interacts with strange adults.


Day 4. Obssesive Compulsive Disorder.

Anxiety disorder characterized by the presence of obsessions and compulsions. Obsessions are thoughts, impulses or recurrent and persistent images that are experienced at some time during the disturbance, as intrusive and inappropriate and that cause marked anxiety or distress significant.


Day 5. Cotard¡s Delusion.

The affected by Cotard syndrome believed to be dead (both figuratively and literally), they are suffering the putrefaction of the bodies or simply does not exist. It is related to hypochondria and is also known as delirium or nihilist denial.

Day 6. Bipolar Disorder.

Mental condition in which a person has marked or extreme changes in mood. Periods of feeling sad or depressed may alternate with periods of feeling very happy and active or cranky and irritable.


Day 7. Dependant Personality Disorder.

Disorder characterized by a pervasive and excessive need to deal with one, which causes submissive behavior and adhesion and fears of separation, beginning at the beginning of adulthood and occurs in several contextos.

Day 8. Major Depressive Disorder.

Major depression is a mood disorder. It occurs when feelings of sadness, loss, anger, or frustration interfere with everyday life for an extended period of time. It also changes the way the body works.

Day 9. Social Anxiety Disorder.

Intense fear or anxiety in situations where the individual is exposed to possible scrutiny by others, such as social interactions (p. Eg .: a conversation, meeting …), be noticed or act in front from other persons.

Day 10. Schizophrenia Disorder.

Condition that affects 1% of the population. Begins in youth, often before age 20 and is characterized by marked changes in behavior, which includes tendency to apathy and isolation, hallucinations, delusions and disorganized thinking


Day 11. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can occur after living or see traumatic events such as war, hurricanes, rape, physical abuse or serious accident. The PTSD makes you feel stressed and afraid after the danger has passed. It affects your life and the people around you.


Day 12. Anorexia Nervosa.

Eating behavior disorder. The person who suffers presents a restriction of energy intake in relation to the needs, leading to a significantly lower body weight relative to age, sex, course of development and physical health. It produces an intense fear of gaining weight or becoming fat or make persistent behaviors that interfere with weight gain. They show disturbance in the perception of its own weight or constitution.


Day 13. Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Autism is a brain disorder that affects the development of social skills and normal communication. People with autism have trouble communicating and interacting with others, from an early age.


Day 14. Depersonalization Disorder.

Dissociative disorder characterized by persistent or recurrent experiences of estrangement or being an outside observer of one’s mental processes or body (p. eg. to feel as if in a dream).

Day 15. Dissociative Identity Disorder.

Identity disturbance characterized by two or more states of well-defined personality, which can be described in some cultures as an experience or possession. It implies a discontinuity in the sense of self and sense of the company accompanied by alterations of affection, behavior, consciousness, memory, perception, etc.


Day 16. Capgras Syndrome.

Delusional why it is thought that an emotionally close person, a family, for example, has been replaced by an identical impostor in all aspects.

Day 17. Agoraphobia.

Anxiety disorder characterized by the appearance of anxiety about being in places or situations from which escape might be difficult or embarrassing or where, in the case of well appear a crisis of unexpected anguish or more or less related to a situation or symptoms similar to anxiety, help may not be available.


Day 18. Paranoid Schizophrenia

Type of schizophrenia in which the predominant feature is the suspicion or delusions or hallucinations, usually auditory.

Day 19. Attention Deficit Disorder.

Persistent pattern of inattention that interfere with the operation or development.


Day 20. Substance Use Disorder.

Disorder related to the ingestion of a drug of abuse, drug or toxic that generates a dependence on the substance.

Day 21. Trichotillomania.

Habit or recurring and irresistible aimed at pulling own hair or hairs from different parts of the body behavior.

Day 22. Munchausen By Proxy.

Falsifying signs or physical or psychological symptoms or induction of injury or illness in another, associated with deception. Inclusuo presents the individual to others as a sick, disabled or injured.


Day 23. Panic Disorder.

Condition characterized by sudden, unexpected attacks of intense fear or discomfort that reaches its highest expression in minutes. Panic attacks occur unexpectedly and recurring basis.


Day 24. Bulimia nervosa.

Feeding behavior disorder in which food restriction, binging and countervailing actions occur.


Day 25. Narcisstic Personality Disorder.

Dominant pattern of greatness (in fantasy or behavior), need for admiration and lack of empathy, beginning in the early stages of adult life.


Day 26. Alice in Wonderland Syndrome (micropsia).

Uncommon disorder and alarming perception, characterized by brief episodes of distortion in the perception of body image and size, distance, shape or spatial relationships of objects, as well as the passing of tiempo.

Day 27. Body Integrity Disorder.

Psychiatric illness that causes in people the irresistible desire to amputate one or more healthy limbs of his body.

Day 28. Conduct Disorder.

Behavioral and emotional problems that occur in children and adolescents. Problems can involve impulsive or challenging behavior, drug use, criminal activity or another series of anti-social behaviors that violate norms and rules appropriate for age.

Day 29. Misophonia.

People suffering misophonia have a low tolerance to sounds. This selective sensitivity to everyday sounds causes some irrational reactions in people who suffer.

Day 30. Post-Partum depression.

Temporary depression related to pregnancy and childbirth. It comes in two forms: early-onset (after birth) and late onset (weeks later).


Day 31. Generalized Anxiety Disorder.

Excessive worry (apprehensive anticipation) on a wide range of events or activities that last more than six months. The person finds it difficult to control this state of constant concern. His anxiety and worry are associated with symptoms such as restlessness or impatience, easy fatigability, difficulty concentrating or mind going blank, irritability, muscle tension, and sleep disturbances.

trastorno de Ansiedad Generalizada

Bonus. Avoidant personality disorder.

trastorno de la personalidad por evitación
By Shawn Coss

People suffering avoidant personality disorder can not stop thinking about their own limitations and form relationships with others only if they believe they will not be rejected. It feels timid, inadequate and have a high sensitivity to rejection.

To buy the drawings in the official online shop here.

Source: Página oficial del autor, Shawn Coss. / Página oficial de Facebook del autor.


Iván Pico

Director y creador de Psicólogo Colegiado G-5480 entre otras cosas. Diplomado en Ciencias Empresariales y Máster en Orientación Profesional. Máster en Psicología del Trabajo y Organizaciones. Posgrado en Psicología del Deporte entre otras cosas. Visita la sección "Sobre mí" para saber más. ¿Quieres una consulta personalizada? ¡Escríbeme!

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