Imagine that you are walking down the street and suddenly a person approaches you to greet you effusively.
He or she hugs you, kisses you on the cheek, and even asks how your work has been. However, you, who do not want to make a bad impression, play along while your subconscious constantly asks: Where have you seen this person before?
Perhaps this is a situation that has happened to you. And it may happen once or twice, but for Brad Pitt, one of the best actors of HollywoodIt is a disease that has afflicted him for much of his life.
The artist told in conversation with the magazine ‘Esquire’ that he suffers from prosopagnosia, a rare brain disorder that makes it difficult to recognize people’s faces and names after meeting them.
The protagonist of ‘Troya’ related that his condition has brought him great problems and embarrassing situations.
“There are people who hate me because they think I’m disrespecting them,” he exclaimed to the aforementioned magazine.
According to a study by the University of Darmouth, in the United States, this condition is only suffered by the 2.5 percent of the world’s population, which makes it a highly unusual disorder.
ICD10 code of prosopagnosia and ICD9 code
According to scientists from the Spanish Neurological Institute ‘Neuro RHB’, this type of condition “is a specific type of visual agnosia that is characterized by the inability to recognize familiar faces and, even in the most severe cases, the patient may not recognize himself in a mirror or in a photograph. “
According to the Institute, “those affected can identify a face as such and know that there is a difference between two faces, but they cannot distinguish who it is.”
Experts indicate that there is no type of medical treatment for this disease. The only thing that the specialists propose is a mental training in which the subject can recognize the most particular aspects of the closest people or the individuals who accompany him in everyday environments.
This disorder can be transmitted in a hereditary way and its effects may manifest itself during adulthood or during early childhood.
Likewise, the prosopagnosia It is divided into two types: the apperceptive, in which the patient cannot differentiate one face from another; and the associative, which does allow you to distinguish some faces, but does not allow you to associate them with people you know, as it happens to Brad Pitt.
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The rare disorder that Brad Pitt has that does not allow him to recognize faces