The strange patient in the world.
A researcher from salt lake city, Utah, suffers from a rare disorder, which causes her to live the life of a disabled person, despite the fact that she can walk and even to ski, reports Rus.Media.
58-year-old Cambridge graduate Chloe Jennings-white from a young age knew she was different. Now she was even willing to pay a surgeon to that paralyzed her legs.
Chloe, who spends most of his time in a wheelchair, suffers from a rare condition called syndrome of violation of integrity of perception of the own body (eng. Body Integrity Identity Disorder, or BIID).
People with the disease have problems with the adoption of one or several parts of the body, they often want to amputate.
Chloe found a doctor overseas who is willing to help her become disabled, but she can’t afford the costs in the amount of 22 thousand dollars.
“I may never be able to afford it, but I know truly and deeply that you will not regret it, if you can, she said, Something in my brain tells me that my legs should not work. There is something unpleasant to them feel.”
Desire Chloe has led to insults and even threats from people who can’t understand her illness.
In some cases Chloe really was desperate to do something: she deliberately wanted to hurt myself to lose the legs.
It also acknowledges that very fond of skiing because of the chance of dangerous injuries.
“I ski extremely fast, and dangerous roads,” said she, – the performance of tricks that can paralyze me, gives me a sense of relief from anxiety caused by the BIID.
My friends and family worried when I ski because they know that I do it very aggressively. They know that deep down I really want to fall.”
Chloe found a whole group of people like her.
“It was a huge relief,” said she, – I don’t feel ugly, there were hundreds of others like me.”
Psychiatrist Dr mark Malan, who deals with Chloe, said:
“The question I often ask – better, if someone is pretending to be using a wheelchair or commit suicide?
Alternatively, you can temporarily block the nerve that a person could not use the limb for a certain period of time. Thus the patient will feel like this.
This would BIID patients a chance to change his mind.”