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Gender dysphoria: A concept designated in the DSM-5 as clinically significant distress or impairment related to a strong desire to be of another gender, which may include desire to change primary and/or secondary sex characteristics. Not all transgender or gender diverse people experience dysphoria.
Wiki Number: 20-Gender Dysphoria
Diagnosis: Adjustment Disorder
Symptoms: emotional distress over one’s assigned gender or sex
Progression: eating disorders, depression, isolation, suicide attempts
Therapies: transitioning psychotherapy
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- Cardiovascular outcomes in transgender individuals in Sweden after initiation of gender-affirming hormone therapyby Maria A Karalexi on July 2, 2022
CONCLUSION: The incidence of CVD among GD/GAHT individuals was low, although increased compared to matched individuals without GD and similar to the incidence among GD/no GAHT individuals, thus not lending support for a causal relationship between treatment and CVD outcomes. Larger studies with longer follow-up are needed to verify these findings, as well as possible effect modification by comorbidity.
- Apparent autistic traits in transgender people: a prospective study of the impact of gender-affirming hormonal treatmentby F Mazzoli on July 2, 2022
CONCLUSIONS: The autistic traits in our sample may represent an epiphenomenon of GD rather than being part of an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) condition, since they significantly decreased after 12 months of GAHT.
- Racial Disparities in the 30-Day Outcomes of Gender-Affirming Chest Surgeriesby Divya Jolly on June 28, 2022
CONCLUSIONS: Although overall complications are uncommon, there is evidence to suggest that there are racial disparities in certain 30-day outcomes of gender-affirming chest surgeries.
- Genital Gender Affirming Surgeryby Virginia Y Li on June 28, 2022
Genital gender affirming surgery is an effective treatment for gender dysphoria in transgender individuals. Optimization of medical and mental health conditions, including coordination with a patient's entire care team, is essential. Feminizing procedures include vaginoplasty (creation of female genitalia with a vaginal canal) and vulvoplasty (creation of female genitalia with a short or absent vaginal canal). Masculinizing procedures include metoidioplasty (construction of male genitals via...