Pruritic Peragritis or Ideopathic Pruritic Peragrophrenitis -
- The mental disability of one feeling displaced, even disappointed in current surroundings.
- A longing for travel, adventure or change.
- Symptoms include daydreaming, elementary paracusia, depression, wanderlust induced tachycardia, obsessive escapism, and in extreme cases, the Tetris effect.
- Treatments include planning future trips, reading travel literature, living vicariously through travel bloggers, taking local trips, writing about past travel experiences, completing a photo album of past travels, and occasionally a heavy night of drinking.
“Often I awoke drenched in cold sweat, fresh from dreaming of better places - a better time than the present. I longed to sporadically sell off every possession and leave the corrupt materialistic world that I had been birthed in. Obsession gripped me and at times my heart would race from even the faintest thoughts of Venetian canals, Parisian baguettes and crisp French Polynesian ocean air. Many times I had believed that all was doomed, and I, shackled - that my happiness and freedom would never return from this fake illusion of everyday life. But after my friends held an intervention, I began to seek help from Brandon. He advised that I surround myself with travel stories, future travel anticipation, and soon enough I began to feel a revealed hope once again.”
(Photo by Trey Ratcliff)