Hunger is one of our strongest emotions (yes it’s an emotion, we feel that stuff in our souls!) It’s sudden, intense and can cause a heck of a lot of problems if left to grow.

Lately, there has been a lot of support and recognition for sufferers of the hangries, those who, when afflicted by hunger, become angry or aggressive. But there is more than one type of hangry, and it’s not just hangry that victimises us when hungry. It’s time to raise awareness for all those faced with Hunger Induced Mood Disorders (HIMDs) and support them in their struggle.

Hulk Mode:

The HIMD most recognisable as “hangry,” sufferers experience short temper, and an inability to complete sentences, making getting through the day without punching something pretty tough.

Beast Mode:

Another form of hangry that looks most like the effects of spinach on Popeye’s forearms, this HIMD is characterised by a sudden ability or desire to smash through walls or sprint 3 kms just to get to a burger. There is singular focus on destroying the obstacles between sufferers and food (which can make finishing off those spreadsheets before lunch pretty darn difficult)

Zombie Mode:

Less like hangry and more like exhaustion, this HIMD sees sufferers temporarily lose brain function. Problem solving becomes impossible, and a loss of verbal skills sees words turn to grunts. Basically, starvation turns these victims into mumbling idiots.

Luna Mode:

Similar to zombie mode, sufferers become unable to perform mental tasks. They fixate on food and appear vague to onlookers.

Stealth Mode:

Sufferers of the Stealth HIMD become unable to commit to previous obligations. They take risks with jobs and relationships by dropping all responsibilities and disappearing in search of food. If food is locatable nearby, the impacts are often minimal, however if takeaway is hard to locate, sufferers may go missing for hours or even days at a time.  

Twitch Mode:

Those experiencing this HIMD exhibit strong neurological reactions, most often displayed as intense twitching in the hands and legs. They cannot sit still and describe a build up of energy that they need to displace. This can be seen as anything from extreme fiddling to repetitive pacing that may last until a takeaway order arrives.

Like many afflictions, prevention is the best cure for an HIMD. Ensure you and your loved ones remain regularly fed and learn to recognise the signs of HIMD onset. You can help by keeping an eye out for sufferers and helping them get to food quickly.

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