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Neuropsychol Rev. 2011 Dec;21(4):334-6. doi: 10.1007/s11065-011-9186-6. Epub 2011 Nov 10.

Body integrity identity disorder: from a psychological to a neurological syndrome.

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Psychology Department, University of Pavia, Piazza Botta 11, 27100 Pavia, Italy. sedda.anna@gmail.com

Abstract

Body Integrity Identity Disorder (BIID) is a condition in which individuals experience an intense desire for amputation of an healthy limb. Recently, McGeoch and colleagues provided the first direct evidence that this syndrome may be neurological rather than psychological in its origin. However, before including BIID in body ownership disorders, several concerns should be clarified, exploring other components of body representation and not only somatosensory perception.

PMID:
22071988
DOI:
10.1007/s11065-011-9186-6
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