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Salvador Dali May Have Had Ekbom Syndrome

  • Aired: 1/5/2013
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The famous Spanish surrealist painter Salvador Dal wrote in his autobiography about having what he thought were bed bugs on his body while he was staying at a hotel room in Paris back in 1926. Although it hadn € t been identified as a diagnosable syndrome until after Dal € s time, the psychosis of someone thinking that bugs are crawling on their skin is called delusory parasitosis, also known as Ekbom syndrome.

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