Nuovo (03/2018)

Grey matter or social matters? Causal attributions in the era of biological psychiatry
(scusate, solo in inglese)

Peter Brugger, Ira Kurthen, Neda Rashidi-Ranjbar, Bigna Lenggenhager

Nuovo (01/2018)

Brain activity elicited by viewing pictures of the Own virtually amputated body predicts xenomelia

Silvia Oddo-Sommerfeld, Jürgen Hänggi, Ludovico Coletta, Silke Skoruppa, Aylin Thiel, Aglaja V. Stirn

(sorry, in English language only)

Nuovo (06 /2017)

Anja Schneider
BIID_Medizinrecht (Tedesco)

Rezension 2017
Erich Kasten

Nuovo (05 /2017)


Thesis by Author: Rianne M. Blom, Amsterdam, 2017
Studies in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
and Body Integrity Identity Disorder (BIID)
Link to the thesis


Nuovo (04 /2017)


Overview of Scientists involved in the Research of BIID_18_03_03.pdf



Nuovo (03/2017)

An Overwhelming Desire to Be Blind: Similarities and Differences between Body Integrity Identity Disorder and the Wish for Blindness
Katja Gutschke - Aglaja Stirn -  Erich Kasten

Published March 1st 2017

Medical School Hamburg, University of Applied Sciences, Hamburg, Germany; bKlinik für Psychosomatik und Psychotherapie, Universitätsklinikum Schleswig-Holstein, Kiel, Germany; cDepartment of Neuropsychology, Medical School Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

© 2017 The Author(s)Published by S. Karger AG, Basel



Nuovo (02/2017)

Limb amputation and other disability desires as a medical condition

Peter Brugger, Markus Christen, Lena Jellestad, Jürgen Hänggi

Published: December 2016

PDF: Brugger et al 2016.pdf

Nuovo (02/2017)

Limb amputation and other disability desires as a medical condition

Peter Brugger, Markus Christen, Lena Jellestad, Jürgen Hänggi

Published: December 2016

PDF: Brugger et al 2016.pdf


Nuovo (01/2017)

The Desire for Amputation or Paralyzation: Evidence for Structural
Brain Anomalies in Body Integrity Identity Disorder (BIID)

Rianne M. Blom, Guido A. van Wingen, Sija J. van der Wal, Judy Luigjes,
Milenna T. van Dijk, H. Steven Scholte, Damiaan Denys

Published: November 10, 2016
Link zu PLOSONE:



Nuovo (11/2014)


Pubblicazioni scientifiche originali

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Banca dati di medicina Pubmed

Pubblicazioni rilevanti a livello scientifico per quanto riguarda i disordini dell’identità del corpo si trovano soprattutto nella banca dati di medicina in lingua inglese Pubmed.

Qui trovate i links per gli anni.


[Psychological Features of Body Integrity Identity Disorder (BIID): Personality Traits, Interpersonal Aspects, Coping Mechanisms Regarding Stress and Conflicts, Body Perception].Oddo S, Möller J, Skoruppa S, Stirn A.Fortschr Neurol Psychiatr. 2014 May;82(5):250-60.

[May physicians amputate a healthy limb?].Denys D.Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd. 2014;158:A7525. Dutch.

[Desire for amputation in body integrity identity disorder].Blom RM, Hennekam RC.Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd. 2014;158:A7146. Dutch.

Is the desire for amputation related to disturbed emotion processing? A multiple case study analysis in BIID.Bottini G, Brugger P, Sedda A.Neurocase. 2014 Mar 28. [Epub ahead of print]

Vestibular stimulation does not diminish the desire for amputation.Lenggenhager B, Hilti L, Palla A, Macauda G, Brugger P.Cortex. 2014 May;54:210-2. doi: 10.1016/j.cortex.2014.02.004. Epub 2014 Feb 18. No abstract available.

[Body integrity identity disorder, relief after amputation].Blom RM, Braam AW, de Boer-Kreeft N, Sonnen MP.Tijdschr Psychiatr. 2014;56(1):54-7. Dutch.


Neural basis of limb ownership in individuals with body integrity identity disorder.van Dijk MT, van Wingen GA, van Lammeren A, Blom RM, de Kwaasteniet BP, Scholte HS, Denys D.PLoS One. 2013 Aug 21;8(8):e72212. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0072212.

Xenomelia: a social neuroscience view of altered bodily self-consciousness.Brugger P, Lenggenhager B, Giummarra MJ. Front Psychol. 2013;4:204. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00204.

Merleau-Ponty’s sexual schema and the sexual component of body integrity identity disorder.De Preester H.Med Health Care Philos. 2013 May;16(2):171-84.

The desire for healthy limb amputation: structural brain correlates and clinical features of xenomelia,Hilti LM, Hänggi J, Vitacco DA, Kraemer B, Palla A, Luechinger R, Jäncke L, Brugger P.Brain. 2013 Jan;136(Pt 1):318-29. doi: 10.1093/brain/aws316. Epub 2012 Dec 20.


Apotemnophilia or body integrity identity disorder: a case report review.Bou Khalil R, Richa S. Int J Low Extrem Wounds. 2012 Dec;11(4):313-9. doi: 10.1177/1534734612464714. Epub 2012 Oct 21. Review.

Body integrity identity disorder.Blom RM, Hennekam RC, Denys D. PLoS One. 2012;7(4):e34702. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0034702. Epub 2012 Apr 13.

Paralyzed by desire: a new type of body integrity identity disorder.Giummarra MJ, Bradshaw JL, Hilti LM, Nicholls ME, Brugger P. Cogn Behav Neurol. 2012 Mar;25(1):34-41. doi: 10.1097/WNN.0b013e318249865a.

Body integrity identity disorder: the persistent desire to acquire a physical disability.First MB, Fisher CE. Psychopathology. 2012;45(1):3-14. doi: 10.1159/000330503. Epub 2011 Nov 28. Review.