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"body identity integrity disorder"

Hamid Rahmanian, Nikoletta A Petrou, M Aamer Sarfraz
Self-amputation, the extreme form of self-mutilation, is uncommon. The vast majority of cases are associated with psychosis, with a small number being assigned the controversial diagnosis of body identity integrity disorder. In this article, we report two cases of non-psychotic self-amputation and their similarities with a view to highlighting the risk factors and formulating an appropriate management plan.
September 2015: Iranian Journal of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Rachel Barnes
Apotemnophilia is a condition where sufferers wish to be an amputee. Currently, belief in the medical profession is that it is part of the spectrum of body dysmorphic disorder and as such patients are denied surgical correction. This can lead sufferers to extreme lengths. Proponents seek to have the disorder reclassified to a body identity integrity disorder such as gender identity disorder. In this way treatment modalities could be reassessed.
December 2011: International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds
Lesley F Roberts, Michelle A Brett, Thomas W Johnson, Richard J Wassersug
INTRODUCTION: A number of men have extreme castration ideations. Many only fantasize about castration; others actualize their fantasies. AIMS: We wish to identify factors that distinguish those who merely fantasize about being castrated from those who are at the greatest risk of genital mutilation. METHODS: Seven hundred thirty-one individuals, who were not castrated, responded to a survey posted on We compared the responses of these "wannabes" to those of 92 men who were voluntarily castrated and responded to a companion survey...
July 2008: Journal of Sexual Medicine
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