Gender dysphoria, serious mental illness, and genital self-mutilation: A case report

@article{DonnellyBoylen2016GenderDS,
  title={Gender dysphoria, serious mental illness, and genital self-mutilation: A case report},
  author={Kevin Donnelly-Boylen},
  journal={Journal of Gay \& Lesbian Mental Health},
  year={2016},
  volume={20},
  pages={376 - 381}
}
ABSTRACT Transgender individuals have consistently been shown to have higher rates of many psychiatric conditions, likely due to societal discrimination and trauma. While psychotic disorders are not of known higher prevalence among transgender patients, other etiologies of serious mental illness (SMI), including posttraumatic stress disorder, personality disorders, and mood disorders, are more common. Genital self-mutilation is sensationalized, but uncommon, in transgender people. It is poorly… Expand
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