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Year : 2006  |  Volume : 48  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 64-65

Genital self-mutilation in erectile disorder


Department of Psychiatry, J.J.M. Medical College, Davangere 577004, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
K Nagaraja Rao
Department of Psychiatry, J.J.M. Medical College, Davangere 577004, Karnataka
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5545.31623

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The majority of cases of genital self-mutilation reported in the literature have been in patients with psychosis. We report an unusual case of genital self-mutilation in erectile disorder. It is suggested that genital self­mutilation may be a pathway out of diverse psychological disorders and in non-psychotic cases it could be an expression of a psychotic solution to a conflict and may be influenced by cultural factors.



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