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My boyfriend just told me he has gender dysphoria. What can I do?

Talk Much, Ask Q's: Having a truly intimate relationship wi/someone requires us 2 make ourselves vulnerable 2 them. (i once read:"intimacy="into-me-see.") ur partner has shared critical info u need 4 making free decisions 4 urself. To honor urself/ur partner/ ur relationship: a) talk much w/ur partner, w/others u love & w/ a therapist/gender specialist; 2) ask many questions; 3) get informed (see http://bit.Ly/132zj. ...Read more

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Gender Dysphoria (Definition)

Gender dysphoria, according to the DSM V, is described as emotional distress from "a marked incongruence between one's experienced/expressed gender and assigned gender of at least 6 months duration", plus a combination of other specific symptoms. Gender dysphoria was once referred to ...Read more


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My boyfriend just told me he has gender dysphoria.. I have no idea how to help him. What are some resources we have?

My boyfriend just told me he has gender dysphoria.. I have no idea how to help him. What are some resources we have?

Talk Much, Ask Q's: Having a truly intimate relationship wi/someone requires us 2 make ourselves vulnerable 2 them. (i once read:"intimacy="into-me-see.") ur partner has shared critical info u need 4 making free decisions 4 urself. To honor urself/ur partner/ ur relationship: a) talk much w/ur partner, w/others u love & w/ a therapist/gender specialist; 2) ask many questions; 3) get informed (see http://bit.Ly/132zj. ...Read more

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What is gender dysphoria?

What is gender dysphoria?

A Big Mismatch: Gender dysphoria is a psychological term refering to the distress & unhappiness felt by individuals whose gender as assigned when they were born does not match the gender they identify as - that is, the gender they feel themselves to be. The american psychiatric association defines gd as emotional distress over “a marked incongruence between one’s experienced/expressed gender and assigned gender.”. ...Read more

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Gender dysphoria, what to do?

Gender Dysphoria: Greetings!
The best thing to do is to speak to a mental health care provider like a psychiatrist or psychologist. They can offer counseling to help you work through your feelings.
I hope this helps,
Dr.M ...Read more

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Gender dysphoria, what to do now?

Gender dysphoria, what to do now?

Talk, Seek Support: American Psychiatric Assn defines "Gender Dysphoria" as sustained emotional distress over “a marked incongruence between one’s experienced/expressed gender & assigned gender.” To learn more, u might want to start w/ resources here: http://bit.ly/1soVs1w U might esp find these. helpful: a) an online support network -like tgboards.com ; b) talking to a trans*-competent mental health professional. ...Read more

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How can I deal with gender dysphoria before I can transition?

How can I deal with gender dysphoria before I can transition?

Talk, Seek Support: American Psychiatric Assn defines "Gender Dysphoria" as sustained emotional distress over “a marked incongruence between one’s experienced/expressed gender & assigned gender.” To learn more, u might want to start w/ resources here: http://bit.ly/1soVs1w U might esp find these. helpful: a) an online support network -like tgboards.com ; b) talking to a trans*-competent mental health professional. ...Read more

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What will my doctor do or say about that i might have gender dysphoria?

Hard to predict: We would like to think that physicians and other health professionals would be open-minded and non-judgmental in terms of their patients' medical or psychological conditions. Unfortunately, these caregivers may share their own personal biases and disapproval with you. Pcp's are not likely to address gender dysphoria issues, and referral to a mental health professional would be appropropriate. ...Read more

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Is there any treatment for gender dysphoria? I'm 18 years old. Would it be safe to go for SRS?

Is there any treatment for gender dysphoria? I'm 18 years old. Would it be safe to go for SRS?

Guidance, Advocacy: Strongly suggest contacting a psychologist who has training & experience working w/ ppl w/ gender dysphoria -esp. a member of WPATH (wpath.org), the organization that sets standards of care 4 trans* & gender non-conforming persons. Psychologist can help u figure out how 2live your life in a way that feels right 4u. Also can help inform u abt medical treatments available 2u & can help u acess them! ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with gender dysphoria, but can't afford therapist anymore. I live in Middle Tennessee.

Not sure what your: question in. The 3 free/ sliding scale clinics in Maury County don't appear to provide behavioral Health Care. However, Maury Country doesn't seem to be too far from Nashville (judging by a state-map). There are 24 clinics in Nashville area that provide some form of free or sliding fee scale treatment. Please see if any of these are appropriate. See: https://www.freeclinics.com/cit/tn-nashville ...Read more

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I have gender dysphoria and major anxiety issues , how and where can I find immediate treatment for this in gainesville georgia ? Also no insurance

I have gender dysphoria and major anxiety issues , how and where can I find immediate treatment for this in gainesville georgia ? Also no insurance

"Someone Cares" ATL: Suggest U contact Someone Cares, an Atlanta-based organization: http://www.someonecaresatl.org/#!programs---services/cee5 They have services 4 trans* -identified persons & they do some outreach outside of Atlanta. But if U cannot find help in Gainesville & could travel 2 ATL, feel free 2 call The Highland Psych Collaborative. My colleague, Mick Rehrig (clinical social worker), may be able 2 help. ...Read more

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Is there any test that can be done at home to confirm Gender Dysphoria? I'm having it for 10 years. But my parents think it's in my mind.

Is there any test that can be done at home to confirm Gender Dysphoria? I'm having it for 10 years. But my parents think it's in my mind.

WPATH Referral: Find a trans*competent mental health professional - a psychologist, psychiatrist, social worker, licensed professional counselor, etc. The World Professional Association for Transgender Health has a a provider referral service here: http://www.wpath.org/site_page.cfm?pk_association_webpage_menu=1414 ...Read more

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Should i go have a mental evaluation if i might have gender dysphoria? Can i get the hormones from my general doctor?

Should i go have a mental evaluation if i might have gender dysphoria? Can i get the hormones from my general doctor?

Trans-competent Docs: It sounds like you could use some guidance & education. You'll be more likely to get what you want & need if you become a very well-informed advocate for yourself. Try connecting w/transyouth family allies (http://www.Imatyfa.Org) &/or gender spectrum (http://www.Genderspectrum.Org). And if you have any supportive family members &/or friends, consider getting them involved in your mission! ...Read more

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At 20yo, I've suffered gender dysphoria my entire life. What steps do I need to take to get a hysterectomy for my dysphoria regarding menstruation?

At 20yo, I've suffered gender dysphoria my entire life. What steps do I need to take to get a hysterectomy for my dysphoria regarding menstruation?

WPATH SOC 7: Read the Standards of Care (7th Ed) published by the World Professional Association for Transgender Health which you can find here at www.wpath.org Surgeons following the SOC require 2 letters from trans*-competent mental health professionals documenting your dysphoria & suitability for the surgery. ...Read more

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Can Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) increase gender dysphoria symptoms?

Can Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) increase gender dysphoria symptoms?

Gender dysphoria is: A marked incongruence between one’s experienced / expressed gender and assigned gender (dsm-5). Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) may have general mood effects in either/both a positive/negative direction in an individual but no specific impact on the gender issue itself. Seek appropriate help for any distressing symptoms you experience. Speak with your prescriber about Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) concerns. Best regards for relief. ...Read more

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Where/how can I get a voluntary partial penectomy, on the basis of life-long gender and body dysphoria?

Where/how can I get a voluntary partial penectomy, on the basis of life-long gender and body dysphoria?

Gender specialist...: ...Can help guide u. Consult w/ a psychologist or psychiatrist who has knowledge/expertise working w/persons experiencing gender dysphoria/body dysphoria - esp. A clinician member of the world professional association for transgender health (wpath.Org). See current wpath medical/mental health standards of care. Surgeon should require specialist's certification that u'd be making informed decision. ...Read more

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How do you control dysphoria before transitioning?

Transitioning from: what to what? This could be a simple question about going from home to work, or from living to dying. Too vague. ...Read more

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What is the difference between euphoria and dysphoria?

What is the difference between euphoria and dysphoria?

High and low: Euphoria is excessive happiness and perhaps grandiosity; dysphoria refers to depression. ...Read more

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How do you treat dysphoria?

Pleasant Events: Dysphoria can be related to many things. It is important to try to establish whether there is an underlying medical or biological cause. But absent that, pleasant events is one of the best ways to help overcome dysphoria. Also, developing and engaging in meaningful relationships can help as well. ...Read more

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What's the definition of dysphoria?

What's the definition of dysphoria?

Dysphoria: This comes from the greek words meaning "difficult to bear". It is experiencing intense feelings of depression or discontent or indifference to the surroundings. ...Read more

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What medications can be used in dysphoria?

What medications can be used in dysphoria?

Any Antidepressant: Dysphoria is a mild depression that has lasted for at least two years. You can treat that with any depression medicine but would consider therapy as well to address the life/environmental changes needed to heal and release the sadness for good. You deserve to be happy. Good luck ! ...Read more

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What is dysphoria and what can bring it on?

What is dysphoria and what can bring it on?

Sadness: "dysphoria" is sadness or feeling depressed. We use it differently than the word "depression." the latter is a formal diagnosis ; requires certain criteria be met. Whereas dysphoria is more of a symptom, descriptive of how someone feels.

In other words, you cannot have depression without dysphoric, but you can be dysphoric without having depression.

What can bring it on? Too much to list. ...Read more

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What is dysphoria and how should you treat it?

Pleasant Events: Dysphoria can be related to many things. It is important to try to establish whether there is an underlying medical or biological cause. But absent that, pleasant events is one of the best ways to help overcome dysphoria. Also, developing and engaging in meaningful relationships can help as well. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Dysphoria?

What is the definition or description of: Dysphoria?

Anything that: "bums you out." It's the opposite of Euphoria, which is a "high" or anything that causes elation. Dysphoria, in a more clinical sense, usually is associated with depression, as in sadness, negative thinking, crabbiness, pessimism, etc. ...Read more

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Is there an opposite to manic dysphoria and what is it called?

Not really: The basic problem that we have in understanding mood disorders is that we seem to be "stuck" with the idea that bipolar disorders have to have two primary states. But, as you point out, manic dysphoria (energized but unpleasant moods) doesn't reallly fit this model. I guess the closest answer would be calm or lethargic euphoria. Since that has low mental energy and happy feelings. ...Read more

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Is binocular dysphoria an actual condition? If it is, could be hazardous for our health? Also, is it created by 3d?

Is binocular dysphoria an actual condition? If it is, could be hazardous for our health? Also, is it created by 3d?

"Pop" claim: This is a hypothesized concern that after using 3d headsets, people's eyes might not adjust to the real world and this might cause traffic mishaps and so forth. Despite its having been mentioned as early as 1994 by its principal advocate, i could find no peer-reviewed work to support its existence. ...Read more

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How can an NT scan determine gender?

How can an NT scan determine gender?

Nt scan and sex: NT is the ultrasound appearance of neck tissue in the first 3 months of a pregnancy. In a study of 56,000 pts, for an unknown reason, the neck in females is about 10% thinner. http://s3.amazonaws.com/publicationslist.org/data/kevinspencer1/ref-184/pnd2009_29_578_581.pdf
The measurement is to exclude Down's, not for sexing. Most reliable is to wait until you can see a penis later in the pregnancy. ...Read more

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How will i know the gender of my baby?

How will i know the gender of my baby?

Ultrasound by 18 wks: If you can't waite until the birth, you may be lucky enough to see it during a routine ultrasound, often done around 18-20 wks. It is not a 100% that the ultrasound tech person can tell you during this procedure--baby may not be willing to show. There are places offering 3-d ultrasound with dvd/video recording for a nominal fee. No doctor-order needed. Congrats and good luck. ...Read more

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Should I find out which gender my baby is?

Should I find out which gender my baby is?

Upto you and spouse: It is entirely optional for you to find out the sex of your baby. Some new parents prefer to find out at birth while others are eager and find out earlier during their ultrasound sessions. ...Read more

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What to do about my pill loving boyfriend?

What to do about my pill loving boyfriend?

Educate yourself: First and foremost, understand totally that there is nothing that you can do to stop another person's substance abuse. Then do whatever seems right. Hopefully you live in a country where you can choose who you love. This is not a problem that solves himself. Do what you need to. ...Read more

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How early can the baby's gender be determined?

How early can the baby's gender be determined?

Yes: Male embryos will start developing there external structures, penis and scrotum, at about 16 weeks of gestation. Pregnancy ultrasound can usually detect these structure at about 20 weeks. ...Read more

Dysphoria (Definition)

"bums you out." It's the opposite of Euphoria, which is a "high" or anything that causes elation. Dysphoria, in a more clinical sense, usually is associated with depression, as in sadness, negative ...Read more


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