I Won’t Be Happy Until I Lose My Legs

I have written before, here (“A New Way to be Mad”; scroll down or use your browser’s search function to find ‘apotemnophilia’) (2000) and here (“Costing an Arm and a Leg”; ditto) (2003), about apotemnophilia. It is back in the news because of this Guardian article, but it seems it has a less tongue-tying name now — BIID or body identity integrity disorder. Here are a spate of recent references (Google) under the new name. [“Squick!” — acm]