The Syndrome of Jerusalem is a psychological disorder of character, extremely religious, in that the person, when arriving in Jerusalem, shall come up with ideas for the obsessive related to religion, and may even believe that it is the reincarnation of some religious figure important.
This syndrome be triggered when the person arrives in Jerusalem, or even be the reason for the trip. The syndrome of Jerusalem, may be manifest in the person of any religion with or without psychological problems earlier, and symptoms usually disappear a week after the departure of the person Jerusalem.
The Syndrome of Jerusalem can be differentiated from the Syndrome of Paris, for example, because of your profile extremely religious and the fact that it could happen in any person, not only with the japanese, which is what occurs with more frequency in the Syndrome of Paris.
The main symptoms
The symptoms of the syndrome of Jerusalem are progressive and, depending on the stage that the person is, the syndrome may be ‘reversible’. Are signs and symptoms of the Syndrome Jerusalem:
- Anxiety, nervousness and agitation;
- The desire to separate from the group or family to travel alone by Jerusalem;
- The need to always be clean and pure;
- The use of long clothes that reaches to the ankles, usually made with the sheets of the hotel;
- The urgency to shout psalms or verses;
- Need to carry the procession to the holy places in Jerusalem;
- Sentencing of sermons in public places.
In addition, the person may believe that he is the reincarnation of some religious figure important. It is important that the signs and symptoms of the Syndrome of Jerusalem to be identified quickly so that it can be done the treatment.
How is it treated
The symptoms of the Syndrome of Jerusalem usually disappear after 1 week after the departure of the person Jerusalem. However, people who have this syndrome report that it was an experience of disorientation and remind you of all the details, being recommended to an accompaniment of a psychologist so you can understand what led to the syndrome and, thus, prevent them from occurring again.
During the visit to Jerusalem, if a person presents any of the symptoms, it is important that the people who are around you do not call attention to the problem and the route to a therapy center so that they can be used tranquilizers, if necessary, and for that person to get out of town.