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    Australians Cutting off healthy limbs OK, says Dr

    Cutting off healthy limbs OK, says Dr Christopher Ryan


    TO most the thought of amputating a perfectly healthy limb is unimaginable.
    But for at least three Australians, possibly dozens more, cutting off their leg has felt perfectly normal.

    These so-called "amputee wannabes" have a very rare condition in which they feel one of their limbs is not truly their own, and they become obsessed with cutting it off.

    And people suffering from the bizarre body image disorder should be able to opt for amputation, a Sydney psychiatrist says.

    Dr Christopher Ryan, a psychiatrist at the University of Sydney, says there is a good argument for allowing patients with body integrity identity disorder (BIID) to have their unwanted limb removed.
    "I am not saying we should unthinkingly cut off people's legs," Dr Ryan said.
    "I realise that the idea strikes almost everyone as lunatic when they first hear it. However, there are a small number of people who see themselves, and have always seen themselves, as amputees," he said.
    "They are often miserable their whole lives because of their 'extra limb', and we know that at least some of them feel much better if it is removed."

    The disorder hit news headlines in 2000 when it was revealed that a surgeon in Scotland had amputated a healthy leg from two patients with the disorder.

    At the time, appalled Scottish politicians called the procedure "obscene" and tried to ban such operations.




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    a surgeon in Scotland had amputated a healthy leg from two patients with the disorder.
    Conjoined twins?

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    Seems like an extreme scam to get a disability pension

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    They could try hopping through a minefield.

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    I bet some one had told them that they would be able to get shoe's at half price,if they only had one leg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plan B View Post
    They could try hopping through a minefield.
    It's been done already.



    Perhaps they should try getting drunk and driving through Paris instead.

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    Scotland leading the way as usual.

    Where would you be without us and California breaking down your cultural and social taboos?

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    Sounds like a skit from a Monty Python film.

    Will you give us a hand young man...........???????? How about a little head young lady............?

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    ^More like a skit from Couplings ... was it "the man with two legs"?




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    I always thought my penis had a mind of its own...now I know.

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