Psychiatric comorbidities in gender dysphoria subjects after MtF Sex Reassignment Surgery: post surgery outcome

Background

In according with other authors, we regard the gender Dysphoria (GD) as a nosological entity and we think that psychiatric coexisting problems, when present, are a consequence of the persistent gender dysphoria and of the... [ view full abstract ]

Aim(s)

This study focuses on understanding how psychiatric coexisting disorders can change after sex reassignment surgery (SRS) in Transgender women. It is also intended to discover how psychiatric issues can affect sex life,... [ view full abstract ]

Main Outcome Measures

The sample examined was composed by 71 Transgender women. All the subjects met the diagnostic criteria for gender dysphoria according to DSM-IV-TR and DSM 5, and had undergone SRS surgery at the CIDIGeM in a period from Janury... [ view full abstract ]

Methods

For the assessment of postoperative outcomes, all the following factors were considered: changes in psychiatric comorbidities after SRS, incidence of post surgical complications, hormonal therapy compliance, subjective... [ view full abstract ]

Results

The study showed a lower rate of Axis I disorders after the surgery: before MtF SRS, 19 people suffered from anxiety (n=7), depression (n=4), anxiety associated with depression (n=5) and more diagnosis (n=2) but after MtF SRS,... [ view full abstract ]

Conclusion

According to our results, GD is a clinical condition not associated with a severe psycopathology and it can be considered independent. For us, the co-existence of psychiatric disorders is often a psycological reaction to GD... [ view full abstract ]

Authors

Gualerzi Anna (Centro Interdipartimentale Disturbi Identità di Genere Molinette (C.I.D.I.Ge.M)/Torino A.O.U. Città della Salute e della Scienza Torino), Claudia Schettini (Centro Interdipartimentale Disturbi Identità di Genere Molinette (C.I.D.I.Ge.M)/Torino A.O.U. Città della Salute e della Scienza Torino), Donato Munno (Centro Interdipartimentale Disturbi Identità di Genere Molinette (C.I.D.I.Ge.M)/Torino A.O.U. Città della Salute e della Scienza Torino), Flavia Capirone (Centro Interdipartimentale Disturbi Identità di Genere Molinette (C.I.D.I.Ge.M)/Torino A.O.U. Città della Salute e della Scienza Torino)

Topic Area

Oral & Poster Topics: Mental health

Session

PS-2 » E-Posters Mental Health (1) (16:30 - Thursday, 6th April, Exhibition Hall)