Gender Dysphoria, also known as gender anxiety, means that there is no sense of identity with natural physiological sex. Many people who are uncomfortable are transgender. However, even though transgender is not a physical disease or a mental illness, patients inevitably feel stress or frustrated because they can often be bullied, ostracized or stigmatized.

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Clinical Symptoms of Gender Dysphoria in Children
  • Difficulties accepting or being comfortable about their biological gender at birth.
  • Feeling imprisoned or trapped in someone else’s body.
  • Expressing behavioural characteristics of another sex, or showing a strong affection for the identity of similar sex.
  • The desire to change their sex.
  • Feel uncomfortable or disgusted about their own sexual organs.
  • A strong desire to have the identity of another gender.
Risk factors for Gender Dysphoria

So far there is no precise explanation for the reasons for gender disturbance, and most of the time gender identity is categorized as a social issue, because even in modern society, transgender people are generally regarded as a minority.

Diagnosis of Gender Dysphoria
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Diagnostic conditions may last for a long period of time (at least 6 months), persistent disagreement with one’s biological gender or sexual characteristics, to the extent that it can affect normal life.When diagnosing gender disturbance, physicians need to exclude intersex and other situations that may affect sexual development.

Treatment of Gender Dysphoria

Psychotherapy can relieve the stress caused by gender unease, as it can learn how to identify yourself with your gender and how to deal with stress.

Other risks of Gender Dysphoria

The sense of conflict brought about by gender identity often brings great suffering to the people concerned, especially adolescents and children, who are vulnerable to bullying or marginalized from society and are therefore anxious, frustrated and evenIt is easy to rely on tobacco and alcohol to escape reality and become substance addiction.

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