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Year : 1999  |  Volume : 41  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 257-259

Secondary Gender Identity Disorder - A Case Report


1 Junior Resident, Central Institute of Psychiatry, P.O. Kanke, Ranchi-834006, India
2 Assistant Professor, Central Institute of Psychiatry, P.O. Kanke, Ranchi-834006, India
3 Resident, Central Institute of Psychiatry, P.O. Kanke, Ranchi-834006, India

Correspondence Address:
V K Sinha
Assistant Professor, Central Institute of Psychiatry, P.O. Kanke, Ranchi-834006
India
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An eighteen year old Christian male, diagnosed as Bipolar Affective Disorder, 2nd manic episode with mood congruent psychotic features presented during the episode with the explicit wish for sex reassignment surgery. He even claimed to be married to a local man. With effective management of the manic episode, his wish for sex reassignment surgery has completely subsided. This report discusses the literature regarding secondary gender identity disorder occurring in psychotic conditions and further implications of the same.



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