Michael Scofield from Prision Break has hypothalamic hamartoma as his mother, who they think died from that in age of 30 (as I remember). It's a hereditary disease. In later seasons we see his mother alive. She just left them to work in secret organization.
But if his mother didn't die from that hereditary disease, how he got it then?
Could it the be most powerful self-hypnosis in the world?