Preliminary evidence for a fronto-parietal dysfunction in able-bodied participants with a desire for limb amputation.

@article{Blanke2009PreliminaryEF,
  title={Preliminary evidence for a fronto-parietal dysfunction in able-bodied participants with a desire for limb amputation.},
  author={Olaf Blanke and Florence D. Morgenthaler and Peter Brugger and Leila S. Overney},
  journal={Journal of neuropsychology},
  year={2009},
  volume={3 Pt 2},
  pages={181-200}
}
BACKGROUND Reports of able-bodied participants with the persisting desire for limb amputation raise legal and ethical questions that are partly due to insufficient empirical knowledge about the condition. Here, we searched for potential neurological mechanisms in participants with desire for limb amputation in order to help develop adequate nosological classifications, diagnosis, and treatment. METHODS Semi-structured interviews were carried out with 20 participants who self-identified… CONTINUE READING