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Title: Genital self-mutilation in a non-psychotic male to get rid of excessive sexual drive: A case report
Authors: Tripathi, A
Tekkalaki, B
Agarwal, A 
Keywords: fluoxetine
medroxyprogesterone acetate
sertraline
adult
anamnesis
Article
automutilation
case report
distress syndrome
follow up
genital self mutilation
hopelessness
human
hypersexuality
libido disorder
male
outcome assessment
psychoeducation
psychologic test
relaxation training
Issue Date: 2015
Citation: Tripathi, A, Tekkalaki, B, Agarwal, A (2015). Genital self-mutilation in a non-psychotic male to get rid of excessive sexual drive: A case report. South African Journal of Psychiatry 21 (1) : 35-36. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.7196/SAJP.580
Rights: Attribution 4.0 International
Abstract: Genital self-mutilation (GSM) is a rare phenomenon. In the majority of cases, GSM is secondary to psychotic illness. Among the nonpsychotics, the motives behind GSM are varied. We report a rare case in which a non-psychotic, non-paraphilic patient suffering from excessive sexual drive carried out GSM to curb hypersexuality. Aetiological factors behind GSM are discussed. This case report emphasises that excessive sexual drive may lead to distress and GSM. Effective management of excessive sexual drive and active inquiry into any intentions of GSM in such patients may be helpful in preventing GSM. © S Afr J Psychiatr. All rights reserved.
Source Title: South African Journal of Psychiatry
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/183639
ISSN: 16089685
DOI: 10.7196/SAJP.580
Rights: Attribution 4.0 International
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