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Is hormone therapy used to treat gender identity disorder?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Yes: Treatment for gender identity disorder may include hormone therapy, but much more is involved. There needs to be extensive psychiatric evaluation first, as well as much discussion and talk therapy. In some cases gender reassignment surgery is considered. However, gender identity issues may persist even after hormone therapy and surgery. Depression and anxiety are very common components too.

Answered 12/9/2013

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