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Year : 2001  |  Volume : 43  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 351-353

Self - Enucleation of Eyes In Schizophrenia - An Unusual Mode of Deliberate Self Harm


1 Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychiatry, Department of Ophthalmology Medical College, Kozhikode-673009, India
2 Student, Department of Psychiatry, Department of Ophthalmology Medical College, Kozhikode-673009, India
3 Professor and Head , Department of Psychiatry, Department of Ophthalmology Medical College, Kozhikode-673009, India
4 Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology Medical College, Kozhikode-673009, India

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P.N. Suresh Kumar
Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychiatry, Department of Ophthalmology Medical College, Kozhikode-673009
India
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Self inflicted injury to the eyes including self-enucleation is a rare phenomenon. The authors describe a case of bilateral self-enucleation in a patient with paranoid schizophrenia. A review of literature shows that self-enucleation is correlated with moral, religious and psychodynamic paradigms and various unconscious mechanisms have been proposed to explain this unusual behaviour.



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