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Psychology has met Architecture. Artist Federico Babina’s new gallery, ‘Archiatric,’ is a fascinating effort at representing mental illnesses as houses. Each house is rendered in a way that depicts a particular disorder.
Along with the images, we’ve provided the medical definition of each disorder or mental illness. We’ve provided something more: the names of a few celebrities or historical figures who were either diagnosed or strongly suspected as suffering that disorder.
Which is YOUR mental disorder?
‘An affective disorder characterized by periods of mania alternating with periods of depression, usually interspersed with relatively long intervals of normal mood.’
Demi Lovato, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jean-Claude Van Damme
‘A severe mental disorder characterized by some, but not necessarily all, of the following features: emotional blunting, intellectual deterioration, social isolation, disorganized speech and behavior, delusions, and hallucinations.’
Mary Todd Lincoln, Syd Barrett, Vaclav Nijinsky
‘Any of various disorders, as anorexia nervosa or bulimia, characterized by severe disturbances in eating habits.’
Lady Gaga, Russell Brand, Paula Abdul
‘A condition of general emotional dejection and withdrawal; sadness greater and more prolonged than that warranted by any objective reason.’
Jared Padelecki, Sarah Silverman, Ryan Phillippe
‘A mental disorder characterized by systematized delusions and the projection of personal conflicts, which are ascribed to the supposed hostility of others, sometimes progressing to disturbances of consciousness and aggressive acts believed to be performed in self-defense or as a mission.’
Zelda Fitzgerald, Richard Nixon, Josef Stalin
‘Severe impairment or loss of intellectual capacity and personality integration, due to the loss of or damage to neurons in the brain.’
Charles Bronson, James Doohan, Ronald Reagan
‘A state of apprehension and psychic tension occurring in some forms of mental disorder.’
Whoopi Goldberg, Jessica Alba, David Beckham
‘A mental disorder, as multiple personality, characterized by sudden temporary alteration in consciousness, identity, or motor behavior.’
Nicki Minaj, Mel Gibson, Britney Spears
‘A pervasive developmental disorder of children, characterized by impaired communication, excessive rigidity, and emotional detachment: now considered one of the autism spectrum disorders.’
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Dan Ackroyd, Tim Burton