Symptoms of Gender Dysphoria

The following features are indicative of Gender Dysphoria:
  • boy feeling and acting like a girl
  • girl feeling and acting like a boy
  • social isolation from peers
  • anxiety
  • loneliness
  • depression

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Common Causes of Gender Dysphoria

The following are the most common causes of Gender Dysphoria:
  • hormonal changes
  • genetic factors
  • social factors
  • environmental factors

Risk Factors for Gender Dysphoria

The following factors may increase the likelihood of Gender Dysphoria:
  • hormonal changes in the womb

Prevention of Gender Dysphoria

No, it is not possible to prevent Gender Dysphoria.
  • hormonal changes in the womb

Occurrence of Gender Dysphoria

Number of Cases

The following are the number of Gender Dysphoria cases seen each year worldwide:
  • Very rare between 1K - 10K cases

Common Age Group

Gender Dysphoria most commonly occurs in the following age group:
  • At birth

Common Gender

Gender Dysphoria can occur in any gender.

Lab Tests and Procedures for Diagnosis of Gender Dysphoria

The following lab tests and procedures are used to detect Gender Dysphoria:
  • Psychiatric evaluation: To confirm the person's constant desire to be the opposite sex

Doctor for Diagnosis of Gender Dysphoria

Patients should visit the following specialists if they have symptoms of Gender Dysphoria:
  • Psychiatrist
  • Psychologist
  • Psychotherapist

Complications of Gender Dysphoria if untreated

Yes, Gender Dysphoria causes complications if it is not treated. Below is the list of complications and problems that may arise if Gender Dysphoria is left untreated:
  • social isolation from peers
  • anxiety
  • loneliness
  • depression

Procedures for Treatment of Gender Dysphoria

The following procedures are used to treat Gender Dysphoria:
  • Psychotherapy: To effectively treat general identity disorder
  • Hormone replacement therapy: To effectively treat general identity disorder
  • Sex reassignment surgery: To effectively treat general identity disorder

Patient Support for Treatment of Gender Dysphoria

The following actions may help Gender Dysphoria patients:
  • Patient counseling: To reduce guilt associated with cross-dressing
  • Spouse counseling: To help spouse adjust to the patient's situation

Last updated date

This page was last updated on 12/24/2020.
This page provides information for Gender Dysphoria.

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