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She Has No Disability, Yet This Woman Wants To Be Paralyzed Permanently


We all know someone around us who is disabled, but rarely a person who considers himself or herself to be the ultimate goal of living the life of a disabled person. This obsession is a psychological disorder called Identity Disorder of Body Integrity (TIIC), also known as Amputee Identity Disorder. This woman is the example, although she does not suffer from any disability she moves permanently with a wheelchair.

A report from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Bank estimates that more than 1 billion people worldwide have a disability. It is a difficult situation to live on a daily basis, which people have often not chosen, either they were born with or their disability was caused by an accident. In this article you will discover another category of people who creates disability, and this is despite it because it suffers from a psychological disorder causing a healthy individual the feeling of having to be disabled.

What is an identity disorder of bodily integrity (TIIC)?

TIIC is a rare and poorly studied pathology in which there is a gap between the mental body image and the physical body, characterized by an intense desire to amputate a limb, usually a leg, or even to become blind or deaf . Some pretend to be amputated using prostheses and other tools to satisfy their desire to be amputated, while others use self-amputation of a limb.

People with TIIC seem to start wanting amputation when they are young, between 8 and 12 years old, and often know someone with an amputee limb when they are children. These patients tend to seek treatment only when they are much older. The following story illustrates exactly this disease and its symptoms!

A bizarre desire to deprive oneself of a healthy part of one's body:
This 61-year-old chemist, Chloe Jennings-White, is a perfectly normal and active woman from Salt Lake City, Utah, who wanted to devote herself to living life as a disabled person.


This woman considers herself a paraplegic and loves to live in a wheelchair, not because she needs it, but because she loves it.

 this woman wants to be paralyzed permanently

Using an orthopedic device that immobilizes her knees, she identifies herself as a disabled person. She tries to live the life of a person who is in the same situation! Certainly when it comes to climbing the stairs, she struggles because she finds herself forced out of her chair, but when it comes to skiing or hiking, she really feels comfortable at the to do on the armchair.

ChloƩ is happy to live in the shoes of a disabled person and to feel her daily difficulties.

 this woman wants to be paralyzed permanently

When Chloe was nine, she had to fall off her bike and almost broke her back. Fortunately for her, she did not hurt herself!

 this woman wants to be paralyzed permanently

Chloe realized after this accident that she was close to the tragedy and that she could have fallen on her back and be paralyzed forever!

 this woman wants to be paralyzed permanently

The young child has repeatedly caused falls in order to hurt themselves and end up on a wheelchair. Chloe has always wanted to become disabled since her childhood, especially when her aunt became a paraplegic!

 this woman wants to be paralyzed permanently

In 2008, doctors diagnosed Chloe as an identity disorder of bodily integrity. This is an extremely rare psychological disorder, which leads patients to believe that they would be happier if they were paraplegic or amputated. Living with a disability becomes the default state of mind for patients with this disorder.

 this woman wants to be paralyzed permanently

Chloe studied at Cambridge University and worked at the Stanford Research Institute, during which time her disorder became worse. The active woman began to have fantasies of paralysis. She even began to dream of the time when she was almost trying to kill herself by going right into the wall.

 this woman wants to be paralyzed permanently

In order to prevent her from harming herself, her doctor's diagnosis and approval for the use of a wheelchair allowed Chloe to live the life she always wanted. Being in a wheelchair helped him control his innate need to hurt himself dangerously, but the impulses to become paraplegic did not leave his mind.

Chloe continues to look for a doctor who would be willing to operate by cutting her sciatic and femoral nerves, but to no avail. For now, the desire to become disabled lives deeply in her mind!

While thousands of people around the world claim to suffer from TIIC, many psychologists still refuse to recognize this pathology as a true identity trait.
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