Complete Obsession - Body Dismorphia: Feature Episode
What happens when a completely healthy person want their leg amputated? For six months, Horizon follows two people with a rare psychiatric disorder - body dysmorphia. They believe they will only feel complete if a particular, but perfectly healthy part of their body is removed. When surgery is refused, it is documented that some go to horrifying lengths to remove their own limbs or even attempt suicide. This documentary explores the disorder and the dilemma facing the doctors and surgeons who carry out amputations against a background of debate within the medical profession.