Drs: Body Integrity Identity Disorder + Purposefully Blinded Herself


The Doctors: What Is Body Integrity Identity Disorder?

Body identity integrity disorder is new and rare, and is often referred to as BIID. It’s where healthy, able-bodied individuals believe they are supposed to be disabled. The Doctors introduced a woman who’s desire to lose her sight was so strong, “she did the unthinkable.”

Her name is Jewel and she claims to have BIID. She was born with good vision but when she was 6-years-old she started feeling compelled to want to be blind. In 2008, she found an online group about pretending to be blind. She met a psychologist and told him she wanted to go blind permanently. The psychologist told her to do the research to show she was serious and then said he would help her.

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