A 23-year-old man in Turkey has been diagnosed with “vampirism” by local doctors. What initially began as him cutting his own arms and chest for an occasional taste blossomed into a full-blown addiction when he started needing more blood than he could single-handedly obtain from himself.
According to Journal of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, the young man’s father had to go out and obtain packets for him to dine on from blood banks. His reliance on the bodily fluid got so bad that he called it “as urgent as breathing.”
The man, whose name The Daily Mail could not obtain, was arrested numerous times after “stabbing and biting others to collect and drink their blood.”
It is believed that this man also suffers from multiple personalities and amnesia, on top of the vampirism.
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“Possibly due to 'switching' to another personality state, he was losing track during the 'bloody' events, did not care who the victim was anymore and remained amnesic to this part of his act,” the Journal of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics report noted.
Further along in the report it was stated that this behavior could be “a reaction to horrific events in his life, such as witnessing a killing where 'one of his friends cut off the victim's head and penis.’”
So there’s that theory.
Or it could because he was traumatized by the purported death of his 4-month-old daughter and murdering of his uncle.
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Doctors at the Denizli Military Hospital in southwestern Turkey diagnosed the man with dissociative identity disorder (DID), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), chronic depression and alcohol abuse. He is believed to be the first person to ever suffer from dissociative identity disorder and vampirism.
The man in question is married, so along with confirming that vampires do exist in real life, he also has gone some ways in squelching the notion that there is such a thing as an unlovable person.