Visit a psychiatry opd any day and you will easily find normal patients behaving with altered sensorium, or with some pain which in real donot exit. You can easily find many with weakness or with some chronic symptoms. They otherwise are normal people but they are attention seekers, or under some domestic stress which they try to avoid by behaving like this.
Same thing people are doing with this Hair Chopping phenomenon – many years back it was the Monkey Man, this time it is the Hair chopping.
“From all the evidence available till now, it seems the women are cutting their own hair either consciously or in an altered sensorium, likely to seek attention” say Dr Khandelwal, former HOD AIIMS.
“This is nothing but a mass hysteria and such incidents are more common with women, mainly because of domestic stress.”
"We always consider them to be self inflicted unless there is some evidence otherwise."
“When monkey man panic was there, people literally injured themselves and came to hospitals. Only after evaluating the incidents thoroughly, that they were found to have it done by themselves” Said Dr A Shekhawat.
“Victims will say that they didn’t see anyone or will give a very weird description, and in almost all the cases there will be no witness because people do it by themselves all alone”
People find these hypes getting them immediate publicity, and that is exactly what they seek.
If at all it happened in real, then usually only the first few incidents happen in real which might have been done by some miscreants, thereafter it is just the panic and attention seekers.
“These incidents always fade away after sometime by themselves, as public start losing interest.”
So don’t believe in ghost stories or in supernatural phenomenon, they are just concocted to create a panic.
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