Autophagia

Autophagia

There exists an impulse-control disorder known as autophagia. Sufferers may experience a feeling of tension or arousal and then proceed to eat part of their body, often by simply biting and chewing compulsively. The person may feel pleasure or gratification from this. In one case, a man began by biting his own nails but ended up with such a problem that he severely mutilated his fingers.

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