Self strangulation, but can you explain why? From the cases of Dr. V.S. Ramachandran
More than 50 years ago, a middle aged woman had a rather extraordinary complaint - every now and then her left hand would fly upto her neck and and try to strangle her. She had to use her right hand to wrestle the left hand under control,sometimes even had to sit on the murderous hand to prevent self strangulation. She appeared normal and spoke fluently and nothing seemed to be wrong with her apart from her bizarre complaint.
Her primary physician decided that she was mentally disturbed or hysterical and sent her to several psychiatrists, all of whom realised that she was neither psychotic nor hysterical, she had no neurological deficits. She neither suffered from paralysis nor did she have exaggerated reflexes. However none of them could find out what was wrong with her.
What is the diagnosis?
Hint : the image provided