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Specificity of sexual self-awareness in subjects with sexual identity disorder with personality disorders and transsexualism 1104
PhD in Psychology, Dean, Faculty of Legal and Forensic Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia
student, chair of clinical and forensic psychology, Department of legal psychology, Moscow State University of Psychologica and Education, Moscow, Russia
psychologist, Moscow City Psychoendocrinological center
The main focus of the research presented in the article is the problem of differential diagnosis of sexual identity disorder in transsexualism and in personality disorders. Thus, study covers two of the most widely spread groups of subjects with sexual identity disorders referring to medical institutions. The article cites the data of the comparative research of two groups of subjects with sexual identity disorder: subjects with personality disorder and subjects with transsexualism. The empirical material and the hypothesis of the presence of imbalance in the expression of gender qualities in subjects with sexual identity disorder is analyzed. The internalization of the masculine and feminine traits on the logical and emotional levels of both – men and women with transsexualism, and also of men and women with personality disorder is described. The results are analyzed with the help of the reliable statistical methods. Connections with gender identity are also analyzed. The analysis is performed with qualitative methods with further interpretation of the results which were achieved in the context of adaptation mechanisms. The data received as a result of the study of these two groups is compared with the normal control’s data. Besides the article supplies the analysis of the presence of the adaptation potential in the subjects with sexual identity disorder in cases of transsexualism and personality disorder and its possible use in differential diagnostics. Some social and legal aspects of sexual identity disorder in transsexualism are also dealt with.
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