body-integrity-dysphoria

Body Integrity Dysphoria Makes You Wanna Cut off Your Body limbs.

A disease that makes you feel uncomfortable enough to cut off a part of your body

Patients with the disease called “body integrity dysphoria” strongly wants to amputate his arms and legs.

One day, a male patient visited an American hospital.

His legs were necrotic due to frostbite, so the doctor decided to amputate.

Surprisingly, the man himself used dry ice to freeze his legs.

In addition, he came to the hospital by a self-driving bicycle he made.

It’s an unbelievable story.

But why did he do this?

At first glance, the man came to the hospital because his legs were necrotic.

However, it was only after surgery that he was found to have had a body integrity dysphoria.

According to the world’s first report by Johns Hopkins University in 1977, there were other patients with similar psychological symptoms.

Some patients try to amputate all their limbs.

If there are patients with this disease nearby, I would like to help them not to hurt their bodies.

・References
https://tama.wtf/jp/science/biology/body-integrity-dysphoria
EJCP: Body Integrity Identity Disorder (BIID): What do health care professionals know?

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