A case of self amputation of penis by cannabis induced psychosis.

7 de agosto de 20121min

J Forensic Leg Med. 2012 Aug;19(6):355-7. Epub 2012 Mar 8.
A case of self amputation of penis by cannabis induced psychosis.
Khan MK, Usmani MA, Hanif SA.
Source
Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, J.N. Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh 202002, U.P., India.
Abstract
Self-mutilation, self-injuring or self-harming behaviour has been defined as deliberate destruction or alteration of body tissue in the absence of conscious suicidal intention. Persons suffering from mental disorder may inflict hundred of small wounds upon themselves which may be added to the actual cause of death. Another recognized syndrome is self mutilation of genitals almost invariably in males suffering from paranoid schizophrenia and often with strong religious flavour to their delusion. Here we present a case of a 35-year-old male who self mutilated his penis due to dependence on cannabis for the past few years that led to a condition called cannabis induced psychosis.
Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd and Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine. All rights reserved.
PMID: 22847056 [PubMed – in process]


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