11 doctors weighed in:

Can there be a mental disorder where the afflicted believes they're younger than they actually are?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Glen Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
5 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe

People with multiple personality disorder (mpd) have distinct personalities that "take over, " depending on the situation they are facing.
Some of those personalities can be quite young, and the person when in that state certainly will act young and may believe her or she is whatever age that personality is.

In brief: Maybe

People with multiple personality disorder (mpd) have distinct personalities that "take over, " depending on the situation they are facing.
Some of those personalities can be quite young, and the person when in that state certainly will act young and may believe her or she is whatever age that personality is.
Dr. Glen Elliott
Dr. Glen Elliott
Thank
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Not specifically

There are situations where people act much younger than their age, most often related to developmental disorders or significantly reduced intellectual capacity.
Dissociative disorders on occasion regress into childlike behavior and speech. None of the above involve the individual actually believing they are younger than they are. Others may simply pretend they are younger and know it's not so.

In brief: Not specifically

There are situations where people act much younger than their age, most often related to developmental disorders or significantly reduced intellectual capacity.
Dissociative disorders on occasion regress into childlike behavior and speech. None of the above involve the individual actually believing they are younger than they are. Others may simply pretend they are younger and know it's not so.
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Board Certified, Neurology
49 years in practice
56M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors