Autocastration and biblical delusions in schizophrenia.

  title={Autocastration and biblical delusions in schizophrenia.},
  author={A C Waugh},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
  • A C Waugh
  • Published 1986 in
    The British journal of psychiatry : the journal…
A young male castrated himself in response to the biblical passage, Matthew 19:12. Although extremely rare, autocastration usually occurs in men with chronic paranoid schizophrenia, with a long history of delusions of sexual guilt which can only be relieved by castration. Management of these patients is long-term, involving both pharmacotherapy and individual and family therapy. 

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