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Man cuts his hand off ‘on an impulse’

Australian psychiatrists have reported on a rare case of a man who cut his own hand off on an impulse.

The man, known as AB, was 22 years old when he amputated his hand with a drop saw.

His hand was successfully re-attached by plastic surgeons. However, AB refused to answer questions about why he amputated his hand and appeared “guarded, perplexed and unreactive”.