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Self-mutilation accompanying religious delusions: a case report and review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7240105     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A case is described of a man who castrated himself while depressed over deviated sexual urges, with eventual favorable response to psychiatric hospitalization and psychotherapy. The literature on self-mutilation is then reviewed, comparing 26 cases of enucleation of eyes, cutting off a hand, mutilating genitals (by males) and cutting out the tongue. Recommendations for treatment and study are attention to previous history or evidence of self-injury, preoccupation with Biblical passages regarding self-injury, preceding drug abuse and early loss of the father in males. Rapid tranquilization and intensive psychotherapy are advised following hospitalization.
R A Clark
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of clinical psychiatry     Volume:  42     ISSN:  0160-6689     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Psychiatry     Publication Date:  1981 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-08-10     Completed Date:  1981-08-10     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7801243     Medline TA:  J Clin Psychiatry     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  243-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Antisocial Personality Disorder / psychology
Delusions / psychology*
Religion and Psychology*
Self Mutilation / psychology*

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