Apotemnophilia or Body Integrity Identity Disorder

@article{Khalil2012ApotemnophiliaOB,
  title={Apotemnophilia or Body Integrity Identity Disorder},
  author={Rami Bou Khalil and Sami Richa},
  journal={The International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds},
  year={2012},
  volume={11},
  pages={313 - 319}
}
  • R. Khalil, S. Richa
  • Published 21 October 2012
  • Medicine
  • The International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds
Apotemnophilia or body integrity identity disorder (BIID) denotes a syndrome in which a person is preoccupied with the desire to amputate a healthy limb. In this report, we review the available case reports in the literature in order to enhance psychiatrists’ and physicians’ comprehension of this disorder. A search for the case reports available via MEDLINE was done since the first case report published by Money et al in 1977 till May 2011, using the following terms: apotemnophilia, self-demand… Expand
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