National Geographic Taboo: Strange Syndromes (Video, Photos)

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National Geographic Taboo Strange Syndromes

Here are National Geographic Taboo ‘Strange Syndromes’ video and photos. Episode 19 of season 8 will be broadcast on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Nat Geo Channel. Get details and see video previews and a synopsis below.

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Watch a preview video above; another preview is posted below. In Episode 19 from season 8 viewers will get a glimpse into the lives of several people whose physical appearance, behavior and/or daily habits set them apart in some way from what is considered the societal ‘norm.’ We will learn about the various ways they have come to grips with their syndromes and prevail in spite of.

Viewers will meet Lizzie Velasquez (photo here) and also seen the preview video above, who suffers from neonatal progeroid syndrome, for which there is no cure, its symptoms are premature aging that begins at birth, and is visible as the person is born with the wrinkled skin and other characteristics of the extreme elderly. As a young adult she is very thin and has little body fat, making her appear emaciated and aged well beyond her years.

James Scevilles (photo here) has a distorted body that seems out of control; it is as if it is comprised of two different halves that do not match up. His right side is small and his left side is huge, with arms, legs and hands and fingers noticeably larger.

Bernadette Touloumond and Anne Cautailn (picture above) both have electrical hypersensitivity, a condition in which a person experiences adverse physical effects from exposure to the electromagnetic fields ubiquitous in the world, from power lines, cell phones and mobile WiFi networks and more. They cope by living together in a cave in the Alps region in France, which they rarely leave, and are mostly isolated from the outside world and the society at large to cope with their electric hyper sensitivity.

Chad Fess (video below) has suffered from OCD, obsessive compulsive disorder since age six. He is compelled to perform repetitive actions such as as opening and closing a door.

Click here to see the photo gallery from this episode. The full episode guide and schedule of upcoming episodes is here

Watch another preview video below.

Top Photo: Anne Cautain (L) and Bernadette Touloumond(R) live in a cave tucked away in the Alps region in France because of their Electric Hyper Sensitivity. (Photograph by Beyond Productions)

Video: ‘Taboo: Your OCD is OK With Me’ Find out how Chad copes with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) with help from his friends.

Pictures and video courtesy of National Geographic Channel.

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3 Responses to National Geographic Taboo: Strange Syndromes (Video, Photos)

  1. Criss October 24, 2012 at 3:15 am #

    I might be able to help these two women with their problem, I might know what’s causing it or causing them to be affected the way they are by em waves. I would like to E mail them if I could using google translate, i can put it in french.

  2. Chris October 25, 2012 at 10:28 pm #

    I really need to know about these 2 women who live in the cave because they think they’re affected by electromagnetic fields. They talk about being in all sorts of pain when exposed to magnetic fields like cell phones, computers, etc. So my main question is how are they perfectly fine with a camera crew of at least 3 people. 1 holding the camera, 1 holding the microphone, 1 lighting technician. And possibly a producer and others. I can guarantee they each had a cell phone in their pocket. No wonder the medical community doesn’t recognize this as a disease, because those 2 women are faking it!


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