18-year-old Egyptian girl chained for 10 years by family because of rare disease - GulfToday

18-year-old Egyptian girl chained for 10 years by family because of rare disease


The girl chained to a wall at her home in Mataria city, Dakahlia governorate, Egypt.

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An 18-year-old Egyptian girl from Mataria city, Dakahlia governorate, Egypt, has been chained with iron chains for 10 years, as all methods and attempts to treat her rare disease have failed.

The entire family are experiencing a real tragedy, particularly the girl’s mother, who daily begs doctors to solve the suffering of her daughter.

The girl is suffering from a strange and rare brain disease, which forced the mother to chain her daughter with an iron chain in her home.

The disease is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). This is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders of childhood. It is usually first diagnosed in childhood and often lasts into adulthood.

Children with ADHD may have trouble paying attention, controlling impulsive behaviors (may act without thinking about what the result will be), or be overly active.  

This disease makes her try to kill and harm herself and others, according to “Al Arabiya Net” website.

The girl’s mother explained that her daughter had the disease several years after her birth, as she had been diagnosed of (ADHD).

The girl tried to commit suicide several times, whether by throwing herself into the Nile waters or jumping from the balcony of the house, the mother added.

The mother, in order to save her daughter and avoid her death, she had to chain her with iron chains. She feeds her while she is chained.

She tried to kill her brothers before, the mother added, noting that she also suffers from bouts of screaming, which cause her to strike her head against the walls.

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