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A question- Body Integrity Identity Disorder

Anonymous
Posted by Anonymous
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If someone came to a doctor and asked him to cut off a perfectly healthy arm because it just felt "wrong" for the arm to be there, should the doctor do it? This isn't an idle question because this does happen with a mental illness called Body Integrity Identity Disorder (BIID). People who have it feel as if they're not supposed to have a certain body part, like an arm or leg. As a general rule, doctors won't remove a healthy body part; so some of these poor deluded people crush, mangle, burn, or otherwise deliberately destroy their own arms or legs in order to get a surgeon to slice them off.

This raises a question: Are surgeons who refuse to remove healthy limbs from people with BIID doing them a service because they're mentally ill or are they denying them their civil rights?
Posted by Anonymous on Aug. 8, 2017 at 8:20 PM
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by Platinum Member on Aug. 8, 2017 at 8:22 PM
Doctors take a Hippocratic oath. This is not a civil rights issue LOL
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