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Partial dissociative identity disorder and gender incongruence : a case report

Published inSexual medicine, vol. 11, no. 2, qfad018
Publication date2023-05-13
First online date2023-04
Abstract

Introduction: Gender incongruence (GI) is characterized by a marked and persistent incongruence between an individual's experienced gender and assigned sex, which often leads to a desire to "transition" and a demand for medical treatments. Dissociative identity disorder and partial dissociative identity disorder (PDID) are poorly known mental disorders whose clinical presentation can be confused with GI.

Aims: To provide a case report of a patient with PDID and GI who required treatment for GI.

Methods: A case report and follow-up were described.

Results: The case report describes a person suffering from PDID and GI and asked for hormonal treatment for GI. In view of the complexity of the case, it was decided to start a follow-up to investigate the gender experience of the different personalities. After 4 months of follow-up, the symptomatology changed, and the patient waived treatment for GI and continued psychotherapeutic treatment for PDID.

Conclusion: Our case report shows the complexity of providing treatment for patient with PDID and GI.

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HASLER, Roland et al. Partial dissociative identity disorder and gender incongruence : a case report. In: Sexual medicine, 2023, vol. 11, n° 2, p. qfad018. doi: 10.1093/sexmed/qfad018
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