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Arundhati, Counselor & Psychotherapist
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I am trying to determine a possible diagnoses of my father

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I am trying to determine a possible diagnoses of my father who apart from being extremely sadistic had this one phisical manifestation of an illness...that I faintly remember seeing as a child back in the 60's . I suspect it was right after extreme stress that happened to him just before I saw him : my brother almost lost his life due to a perceived negligence of my mother and my father beat her almost to death after that . I suspect then my father experienced this : I see him walking ... in a bent in the middle of his body at 90 DEGREES, his face basically forced to look down , walking like this , unable to straighten up . It was very bizarre , even for me as a child . I don't remember any other details but from what I know now he possibly suffered from severe form of paranoia, among who knows what else .
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Arundhati replied 6 years ago.

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From what you describe it seems that the physical symptom your father exhibited could be Kyphosis. You can read about it here. I have so far not heard paranoia leading to such physical symptoms.

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