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CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 38  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 361-363

Genital self-mutilation in a case of first episode psychosis


1 Department of Psychiatry, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Psychiatry, B. J. Medical College, Pune, Maharashtra, India

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DOI: 10.4103/0253-7176.185951

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Genital self-mutilation (GSM) is a much rare finding and more commonly associated with psychosis when it comes to comparison with self-mutilation as a whole. There have been anecdotal case reports of GSM in psychotic disorders with most of them being in long standing psychoses. We describe herein a case of GSM during the first episode of psychosis where multiple phenomenological variables were seen responsible for the act.


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