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Yearbook of Paediatric Endocrinology 2018

ey0015.6-17 | Psychological aspects | ESPEYB15

6.17 Methodological Issues for Psychological Evaluation across the Lifespan of Individuals with a Difference/Disorder of Sex Development

F D'Alberton , S Vissani , C Ferracuti , V Pasterski

To read the full abstract: Sex Dev. 2018;12(1-3):123-134There is a paucity of psychological follow-up studies in DSD patients. This is especially problematic since differences in sex development often affect the individual in fundamental ways that are related to their self-perception and social experiences. In this paper, the authors explain, in an illustrative way, the different strategies that can ...

ey0015.6-18 | Psychological aspects | ESPEYB15

6.18 Increased psychiatric morbidity in women with complete androgen insensitivity syndrome or complete gonadal dysgenesis

H Engberg , A Strandqvist , A Nordenström , A Butwicka , A Nordenskjöld , AL Hirschberg , L Frisén

To read the full abstract: J Psychosom Res. 2017 Oct;101:122-127The results of this study clearly show individuals with a DSD condition have psychological difficulties, and not only in countries with a less well developed health care systems, as reported by Khorashad et al. 2018. The findings indicate that having a DSD may impose a type of stress and vulnerability that is more common t...