One Hand Jason

February 21st, 2008 | researchmaterial

Shannon Larratt interviews a guy with a fairly extreme — and self-“cured” – form of body dysmorphic disorder, with his usual empathy and intelligence:

>My friend “Jason” (not his real name) is one of thousands of amputees living with a huge secret. Years ago, after a lifetime of anguish due to having an extra hand — essentially a birth defect in his opinion — he took the radical step of amputating this hand just above the wrist.


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