Welcome to BIID-info.org
This site aims to inform people about a relatively unknown and misunderstood condition which leads people to need an impairment of some sort. The most often sought impairments are: amputation, paraplegia, blindness, deafness.
Have you seen?: BIID is not in the DSM-IV, is it real?Yes, Body Integrity Identity Disorder is real, even though it is not (yet) in the DMS-IV.
While several people have argued that BIID isn't real because it is not included, the official DSM Frequently Asked Questions has this to say:
Q: What does it mean if a diagnosis is not included in the DSM?
A: It only means that, as of 1994, there was not sufficient ..→
We offer information for people who have BIID, their family and friends, researchers, the press, and the general public. Our goal is to provide as complete an understanding of Body Integrity Identity Disorder as possible.
This site is about BIID, by people who have BIID, although we present the viewpoint and material of many other people. Transabled individuals understand their condition best, and are able to speak about Body Integrity Identity Disorder from personal experience rather than just from a theoritical understanding of it. That said, we hope that researchers and medical professionals will participate on the site.