Apotemnophilia

Jump to: navigation, search

WikiDoc Resources for Apotemnophilia

Articles

Most recent articles on Apotemnophilia

Most cited articles on Apotemnophilia

Review articles on Apotemnophilia

Articles on Apotemnophilia in N Eng J Med, Lancet, BMJ

Media

Powerpoint slides on Apotemnophilia

Images of Apotemnophilia

Photos of Apotemnophilia

Podcasts & MP3s on Apotemnophilia

Videos on Apotemnophilia

Evidence Based Medicine

Cochrane Collaboration on Apotemnophilia

Bandolier on Apotemnophilia

TRIP on Apotemnophilia

Clinical Trials

Ongoing Trials on Apotemnophilia at Clinical Trials.gov

Trial results on Apotemnophilia

Clinical Trials on Apotemnophilia at Google

Guidelines / Policies / Govt

US National Guidelines Clearinghouse on Apotemnophilia

NICE Guidance on Apotemnophilia

NHS PRODIGY Guidance

FDA on Apotemnophilia

CDC on Apotemnophilia

Books

Books on Apotemnophilia

News

Apotemnophilia in the news

Be alerted to news on Apotemnophilia

News trends on Apotemnophilia

Commentary

Blogs on Apotemnophilia

Definitions

Definitions of Apotemnophilia

Patient Resources / Community

Patient resources on Apotemnophilia

Discussion groups on Apotemnophilia

Patient Handouts on Apotemnophilia

Directions to Hospitals Treating Apotemnophilia

Risk calculators and risk factors for Apotemnophilia

Healthcare Provider Resources

Symptoms of Apotemnophilia

Causes & Risk Factors for Apotemnophilia

Diagnostic studies for Apotemnophilia

Treatment of Apotemnophilia

Continuing Medical Education (CME)

CME Programs on Apotemnophilia

International

Apotemnophilia en Espanol

Apotemnophilia en Francais

Business

Apotemnophilia in the Marketplace

Patents on Apotemnophilia

Experimental / Informatics

List of terms related to Apotemnophilia


Apotemnophilia is the erotic interest in being or looking like an amputee.[1][2] It should not be confused with acrotomophilia, which is the erotic interest in people who are amputees.[3] When experienced very strongly, some people with apotemnophilia come to feel discontented with their bodies and want to actually remove an otherwise healthy limb, a condition called Body Integrity Identity Disorder. Some apotemnophiles seek surgeons to perform an amputation or purposefully injure a limb in order to force emergency medical amputation.[4][5]

Research Studies

Among a convenience sample of 52 apotemnophiles recruited from internet groups, the great majority wanted a single leg removed, cut above the knee.[6] There are parallels between apotemnophilia as a motivation for Body Integrity Identity Disorder and autogynephilia as a motivation for some cases of male-to-female Gender Identity Disorder.[7]

References

  1. Money, J., Jobaris, R., & Furth, G. (1977). Apotemnophilia: Two cases of self demand amputation as a sexual preference. The Journal of Sex Research, 13, 115–124.
  2. Everaerd, W. (1983). A case of apotemnophilia: A handicap as sexual preference. American Journal of Psychotherapy, 37, 285–293.
  3. Dixon, D. (1983). An erotic attraction to amputees. Sexuality and Disability, 6, 3–19.
  4. Bensler, J. M., & Paauw, D. S. (2003). Apotemnophilia masquerading as medical morbidity. Southern Medical Journal, 96, 674–676.
  5. Berger, B. D., Lehrmann, J. A., Larson, G., Alverno, L., & Tsao, C. I. (2005). Nonpsychotic, nonparaphilic self-amputation and the internet. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 46, 380–383.
  6. First, M. B. (2005). Desire for amputation of a limb: Paraphilia, psychosis, or a new type of identity disorder. Psychological Medicine, 35, 919–928.
  7. Lawrence, A. A. (2006). Clinical and theoretical parallels between desire for limb amputation and gender identity disorder. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 35, 263–278.



Linked-in.jpg