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Year : 1995  |  Volume : 37  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 148-150

Behavior Therapy for Transsexualism

1 Lecturer in Psychology, Mount Carmel College, Bangalore, India
2 Additional Professors in Clinical Psychology, NIMHANS, Bangalore 560029, India
3 Additional Professor in Psychiatry, NIMHANS, Bangalore 560029, India
4 Additional Professor in Psychopharmacology, NIMHANS, Bangalore 560029, India

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Chittaranjan Andrade
Additional Professor in Psychopharmacology, NIMHANS, Bangalore 560029
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Transsexualism is a rare disorder, and there is little literature available on its treatment. A case is presented of transsexualism with homosexual orientation in a 24 year old male. Since the disorder appeared to have behavioral antecedents, it was treated with a behavior therapy package comprising relaxation, aversion therapy with aversion relief, modelling, hypnosis, orgasmic reconditioning, behavioral counselling and sex education. Therapy resulted in normalization of gender identity, but the homosexual orientation persisted.



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