16 Apr '11, 5am

wow. poor dude. Depressed New Zealander cooks and eats own finger:

wow. poor dude. Depressed New Zealander cooks and eats own finger:

WELLINGTON, April 16, 2011 (AFP) - A depressed New Zealander cut off a finger, cooked it with vegetables and then ate it in a rare case of self-cannibalism, according to a report in the Australasian Psychiatry publication. The 28-year-old man had not taken drugs or alcohol at the time, the report authors, forensic psychiatrist Erik Monasterio and clinical psychologist Craig Prince, said. It was one of only eight documented cases of self-cannibalism recorded in the world, Monasterio and Prince said in their report which was published online Saturday. After eating one finger the man planned to dine on two more before deciding instead to seek medical treatment where he was diagnosed with moderate symptoms of depression. The patient was said to suffer "episodes of low mood" and once while depressed he was assaulted by two men. "He felt extreme anger and for the first time fant...

Full article: http://www.asiaone.com/Health/News/Story/A1Story20110416-...

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