Updated: Jun 28, 2021
Author: Jiayi Chen
Editors: Vincent Chang and Megan Liu
Artist: Aurora Chen
Boanthropy, a type of zoanthropy, is one of the rarest mental disorders in the world. People with this disorder believe they are a cow. Symptoms for this disorder begin with the refusal to eat meat and other animal products. Then, people uncontrollably start to eat grass and walk with both arms and legs.
Many believe boanthropy is related to schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, disorders where patients suffer from hallucination. However, compared to schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, patients with boanthropy maintain cow b