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What is Body Integrity Identity Disorder (BIID)?

Body Integrity Identity Disorder is a condition characterized by an unusual, but strong desire, to have healthy body parts amputated. While they cannot explain their feelings, sufferers of this condition think the affected body "does not belong."The disorder remains misunderstood, although scientists and doctors have come up with various theories to try to explain it.

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