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Case Report
4 (
2
); 199-203
doi:
10.4103/0976-3147.112769

Genital self-mutilation in an attempt of suicide by a patient with a borderline personality

Department of Psychiatry, Ibn‑Alhassan Hospital, University Hospital of Fez, Morocco
Department of Psychiatry, Clinical Neurosciences Laboratory, Fez, Morocco
Department of Biophysics and Clinical MRI Methods, Faculty of Medicine of Fez, Fez, Morocco
Address for correspondence: Dr. Saïd Boujraf Department of Biophysics and Clinical MRI Methods, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, University of Fez BP. 1893, Km 2.200, Sidi Hrazem Road, Fez Morocco sboujraf@hotmail.com
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Abstract

ABSTRACT

Self‑mutilation acts are known to characterize the borderline personality disorders. However, voluntary cutting of the male genital organ remains extremely rare. The present paper reports a case of a 25‑years‑old young male with a borderline personality. The patient committed a genital self‑mutilation (GSM) targeting suicide during incarceration stage in jail. In addition, a discussion of the epidemiological and psychopathological aspects of the self‑mutilation of borderline patients was been conducted. A particular interest is attributed to the genital self‑mutilation and a review of the literature is presented.

Keywords

Borderline
genital self‑mutilation
personality disorders

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