Unclassi - A person with BIID typically wants one or more...

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A person with BIID typically wants one or more of his or her limbs (sometimes just hands) amputated. While the "official" definition of BIID includes only a desire for amputation, Dr. Michael B. First, an author of the upcoming DSM-V who first defined BIID has agreed on principle that BIID could include a need for other impairments, such as paraplegia . A sexual motivation for being or looking like an amputee is called apotemnophilia . Most people with BIID don't report a sexual motivation. In addition, apotemnophilia should not be mistaken for acrotomophilia , which describes a person who is sexually attracted to other people who are already missing limbs. In the BIID community, these people are referred to as 'devotees'. However, there does seem to be some relationship between the disorders, with some individuals exhibiting more than one condition. Today, no surgeons will treat BIID patients by giving them what they want. Some act out their desires, pretending they are amputees using prostheses and other tools to ease their desire to be one. Some sufferers have reported to the media or by interview over the telephone with researchers that they have resorted to self-amputation of a
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