Actor Brad Pitt claims to have a rare medical condition that he believes causes “facial blindness.”
The 58-year-old Academy Award winner claimed to have prosopagnosia, a rare neurological condition that makes it challenging to recognise faces, even those of friends or family.
Pitt claimed he frequently struggled to identify people and was concerned that others could perceive him as “aloof, unreachable, and self-absorbed.”
He claimed, “Nobody believes me.
“I’d like to meet another (sufferer),”
People with prosopagnosia frequently experience it from birth and it might last a lifetime.
Pitt is not believed to have received a formal diagnosis.
People with the illness frequently employ specialised techniques to identify people, such as the manner in which they move, the colour or style of their hair, their voice, or their attire.
As a result of their worries that familiar faces won’t recognise them, sufferers of this condition frequently develop social anxiety.
When the illness first emerged, it was typically associated with persons who had had brain damage due to a stroke or head accident.
However, studies have shown that numerous individuals can have “facial blindness” without having suffered brain damage.
Other effects of the illness exist in addition to friends and family not being recognised.