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09-17-2019, 09:22 AM

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Originally Posted by jokrswylde View Post
Question Doc- I recently read an article about a fella that had a doctor amputate his leg...his perfectly healthy leg. Turns out he had a condition I had never heard of called body integrity identity disorder (BIID). Yes I was amazed that it is a real thing, but evidently people who suffer from this have something in their noodle that makes them want to cut off a perfectly normal body part. The article went on to say that research shows it is a neurological issue vs. psychological.

"BIID sufferers have aligned themselves with the gender identity disorder movement, even calling themselves “trans-able.” They believe that they have been born in the wrong bodies — or more specifically with the wrong body part."

I can imagine the ethical conundrum this puts surgeons in: Do no harm vs. trying to help a patient feel normal...

Anyway, I digress. My question is, do you think gender identity disorder is a neurological issue or a psychological issue, or neither? Oh, and have you ever seen a patient with BIID?
Both, neither, and other.

I don't think it is a single etiology.

It is mixed, multifactorial, and varies.

Yes, I have seen a couple with BIID. Very strange.

There was a woman in the news that had an amputation for complex regional pain syndrome. Did you see that? Again, a last ditch controversial intervention for what is likely a neurological disoreder.

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