Naseeruddin Shah Is Suffering From Rare Mental Health Condition- Onomatomania, Says It Doesn’t Let Him Sleep Or Rest, Here’s What You Need To Know

A sleep disorder can be a big-time issue due to many reasons be it stress, anxiety or an underlying disease.

Veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah has recently revealed in media that he is suffering from a rare mental condition called onomatomania

Have you have thought about what it feels like to not be able to sleep or rest properly? Well, it sounds frightening, isn’t it? As we know the human body needs a good amount of sleep and rest to function properly, however, some people are deprived of this, due to various reasons.

A sleep disorder can be a big-time issue due to many reasons be it stress, anxiety or an underlying disease.

Veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah has recently revealed in media that he is suffering from a rare mental condition called onomatomania, where a person keeps repeating a particular word or phrase. He also mentioned that it does not let him rest, even when he’s sleeping. He opened up about this mental health condition in an interview with a YouTube channel called Chalchitra Talks.

In the interview, he could be heard saying, “I suffer from an ailment called onomatomania. I’m not joking. It’s a medical condition. You can check it in the dictionary,” he said. He went on to explain, “Onomatomania is an ailment in which you keep repeating a word or a phrase, a sentence or a verse or a speech for no reason at all. Except that you like to hear it. I do it all the time so I am never quite at rest. Even when I am sleeping, I am going over some passage I love.”

What Is Onomatomania? 

This is a mental health condition in which a person repeatedly repeats a sentence, phrase, or word for no apparent reason. According to experts, this health condition is a symptom of a personality disorder. Some also believe that people who are involved in any form of art or culture are more likely to suffer from this condition.

To be more specific, individual suffering from Onomatomania is obsessed with a single word, term, or phrase. In its most extreme form, this term is used even when it is not required. Here are some of the symptoms to keep an eye out for:

When a person has onomatomania, he or she usually has restlessness, anxiety, irritability, or sleeplessness. Onomatomania has also been linked to some mental and neurological conditions, including obsessive-compulsive disorder, epilepsy, and even schizophrenia, according to experts.

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