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WHAT IS B.I.I.D? Free essay! Download now

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WHAT IS B.I.I.D?

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WHAT IS B.I.I.D?

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WHAT IS B.I.I.D?

B.I.I.D IS A PSYCHOLOGICAL CONDITION CALLED 'BODY INTEGRITY IDENTITY DISORDER'. PEOPLE WHO SUFFER FROM THIS CONDITION HAVE AN EXTREME URGE TO REMOVE A LIMB FROM THEIR ANATOMY, MOST COMMONLY THEIR LEFT LEG. B.I.I.D IS IT ALSO KNOWN AS AMPUTEE IDENTITY DISORDER (AID).


WHO SUFFERS?

MALES ARE MORE LIKELY TO SUFFER FROM B.I.I.D THAN FEMALES, BUT THERE IS NO SPECIFIC RATIO. BECAUSE OF ITS NATURE AND THE FACT MANY SUFFERERS FEEL ASHAMED OR EMBARRASSED, THERE IS NOT AN ACCURATE NUMBER OF CASES THAT WERE A DEFINITE DIAGNOSIS OF B.I.I.D.


WHAT IS THE CAUSE?

THERE IS NO ABSOLUTE CAUSE RECORDED AND SEVERAL THEORIES EXIST:

THE SIGHT OF AN AMPUTEE IN INFANCY CAN TRIGGER THE NEED TO MIRROR THE IMAGE.
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