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Are there any shock treatments for gender identity disorder?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Not specifically

"shock" therapy is not used to treat gender identity disorder. However, it can be useful in treatment-resistant depression and some psychoses.
Depression frequently travels along with gender identity disorder, but there are many treatment options before ECT would be considered or used.

In brief: Not specifically

"shock" therapy is not used to treat gender identity disorder. However, it can be useful in treatment-resistant depression and some psychoses.
Depression frequently travels along with gender identity disorder, but there are many treatment options before ECT would be considered or used.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology
2 doctors agree

In brief: For Gender Amnesia?

1>gender identity disorder =diagnosis now discarded from american psychiatric assn's diagnostic "bible"! apa no longer deems ppl who identify as transgender/gender non-conforming as inherently mentally "disordered.
" (apa stopped labeling ppl who identify as gay/lesbian as mentally ill in 1973.) 2>"shock therapy" can result in memory loss. But change how u see urself as man? Woman? This has failed!

In brief: For Gender Amnesia?

1>gender identity disorder =diagnosis now discarded from american psychiatric assn's diagnostic "bible"! apa no longer deems ppl who identify as transgender/gender non-conforming as inherently mentally "disordered.
" (apa stopped labeling ppl who identify as gay/lesbian as mentally ill in 1973.) 2>"shock therapy" can result in memory loss. But change how u see urself as man? Woman? This has failed!
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Dr. Ana Adelstein
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