Year: 1975 Source: Canadian Psychiatric Association Journal, v.20, no.6, (1975), p. 435-441 SIEC No: 19840470

Presents a detailed case report of female genital self-mutilation associated with dysorexia (anorexia & bulimia) & hysterical personality. Supports the suggestion in recent literature that these clinical features may comprise a discrete syndrome. The usefulness of considering this triad as a syndrome is illustrated by the recall of 2 previous cases who appeared to fulfill these criteria. It is suggested that the name Caenis syndrome be given to this triad of behavior.