Revista de Psiquiatria Clínica
Print version ISSN 0101-6083
LIMA, David Souza et al. Genital mutilation and psychosis. Rev. psiquiatr. clín. [online]. 2005, vol.32, n.2, pp. 88-90. ISSN 0101-6083. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0101-60832005000200005.
Self-mutilation in psychiatric patients is not uncommon, and may result from religious beliefs, impulsivity, substance abuse and psychotic symptoms. Reports of genital mutilation among patients with schizophrenia can be found in medical literature. We described a case of genital self-mutilation in a 42-year-old schizophrenic patient.
Keywords : Penis; genitalia; self-mutilation; amputation; schizophrenia; psychosis.