Merleau-Ponty's sexual schema and the sexual component of body integrity identity disorder.

@article{Preester2013MerleauPontysSS,
  title={Merleau-Ponty's sexual schema and the sexual component of body integrity identity disorder.},
  author={Helena De Preester},
  journal={Medicine, health care, and philosophy},
  year={2013},
  volume={16 2},
  pages={171-84}
}
Body integrity identity disorder (BIID), formerly also known as apotemnophilia, is characterized by a desire for amputation of a healthy limb and is claimed to straddle or to even blur the boundary between psychiatry and neurology. The neurological line of approach, however, is a recent one, and is accompanied or preceded by psychodynamical, behavioural, philosophical, and psychiatric approaches and hypotheses. Next to its confusing history in which the disorder itself has no fixed identity and… CONTINUE READING