Living With BIID: I Want To Cut Off My Leg

BarcroftTVPublished: March 31, 201714 views
Published: March 31, 2017

STANDING on one leg and balancing on crutches Nick O’Hallaron gives the impression of a man who was born without a right leg. But the truth is, this scenario is just wishful thinking for the 29-year-old from Edinburgh. He is actually a fully able-bodied man who longs to be an amputee. And he’s not alone. Nick, is one of the very few people in the UK known to be suffering from BIID - Body Integrity Identity Disorder - a rare neurological condition that makes people unable to recognise certain body parts as their own.

Videographer / director: Rory Dunning
Producer: Katie Mercer, Ruby Coote
Editor: Marcus Cooper

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