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

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    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.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)334-336
    Number of pages3
    JournalNeuropsychology Review
    Volume21
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2011

    Keywords

    • Amputation
    • Body Image
    • Humans
    • Parietal Lobe
    • Self Concept
    • Syndrome

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