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Anadolu Psikiyatri Derg. 2016; 17(Supplement 3): 24-26

Ring finger autophagy after spouse’s death

Rugül Köse Çınar, Öznur Taşdelen, Bülent Sönmez, Yasemin Görgülü.

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 wife’s ordering voice.

Key words: Self-mutilation, autophagia, autoamputation

Article Language: Turkish English

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