Expressive psychotherapy with gender dysphoric patients.

  title={Expressive psychotherapy with gender dysphoric patients.},
  author={Leslie M Lothstein and Stephen B. Levine},
  journal={Archives of general psychiatry},
  volume={38 8},
The dictum that transsexualism is resistant to psychotherapy has led many investigators to view sex reassignment surgery (SRS) as the treatment of choice and dismiss psychotherapy as unfeasible. The Gender Identity Clinic at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, was organized to treat transsexuals with individual and group psychotherapy and SRS. Of 50 gender dysphoric (GD) patients, 70% have adjusted to nonsurgical solutions, 20% are receiving treatment, and 10% have received SRS and… CONTINUE READING