body integrity identity disorder

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body integrity identity disorder

n.
A compulsive desire to lose one or more healthy limbs through amputation. Also called apotemnophilia.
A mental disorder in which a person wants to live as an amputee, which is often accompanied by the desire to amputate one or more healthy limbs. The typical person with BIID is a white middle-aged male.
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On the left foot, self-amputation of digits 2 and 3 was not complete, and a small scab was present on the distal aspect of digit 4 (Fig 5).
We present a case of self-amputation of a testicle in a boy suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder with sexual guilt and had a history of canabis intake.
Additional history was obtained from the patient's spouse, and she revealed that the patient's distal phalanges of the feet were missing because he had performed self-amputation with a tourniquet in 1999.
This fortunate combination of fat storage towards the tail base and the usual site of self-amputation provides a plausible explanation for how the defensive strategy of tail shedding and the storage of energy reserves in the tail can coexist in the metallic skink, and probably in other Lizards as well.
On the other hand, when I first saw the title "127 Hours" and learned that it was the definitive movie about self-amputation, I never suspected that Danny Boyle was about to pull off another of his surprise hits.
Though the story is grave and the audience squirmed and gasped as Franco recreated Ralston's gruesome self-amputation, "127 Hours" maintains Boyle's trademark blend of the humorous and horrifying.
Self-amputation, a royal speech impediment and schizophrenic ballerinas--these are just some of the things the specialty biz has to offer this fall, coming from much buzzed-about titles "127 Hours," "The King's Speech" and "Black Swan.
So her exit was not Franco-related, nor was it due to the film's self-amputation scene (which has caused some fest-goers to faint, though no one passed out at the N.
As in Ohle's other dystopian works, "Boons" oozes disquietude: nonchalant deaths, gruesome medical details, cannibalism, self-amputations, and disturbing parallels abound (one character is born without any leg bones, while another fishes bone splinters from an open wound in his thigh, preserving them as relics).
And he believes they ran the risk of harming or killing themselves by attempting self-amputations.
And he believes it is better to have a surgeon operate than run the risk of patients harming or killing themselves by attempting self-amputations.