Self-mutilation is defined as self-injury to body tissue without conscious suicidal intent. Self-mutilative behavior can be seen in the context of many psychiatric disorders. Auditory hallucinations in form of voices giving orders increase the risk of self-mutilation. We report a case of major depressive disorder with psychotic features who had cut and eat his ring finger in respond to his deceased wifes ordering voice.
Self-mutilation, autophagia, autoamputation
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