Genital self-mutilation in schizophrenic patients. a report of two cases

  • AJ Yusuf
  • A Bello
  • M.L Abubakar
  • N.H Mbibu
Keywords: Schizophrenia, genital, mutilation.


Schizophrenia is a serious psychiatric disorder that requires long-term treatment. Poor adherence to medication can lead to serious and possibly life-threatening complications. Genital selfmutilation has been reported in some schizophrenic patients in response to delusions or command auditory hallucination. We report two patients with schizophrenia who carried out genital selfmutilation in response to delusional belief.

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