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Psychiatry Journal
Volume 2014, Article ID 971814, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/971814
Research Article

Psychiatric Axis I Comorbidities among Patients with Gender Dysphoria

1Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2Mental Health Research Center, Faculty of Behavioral Sciences and Mental Health, Tehran Institute of Psychiatry, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
3Minimally Invasive Surgery Research Center, Faculty of Behavioral Sciences and Mental Health, Tehran Institute of Psychiatry, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Received 7 May 2014; Revised 19 July 2014; Accepted 20 July 2014; Published 11 August 2014

Academic Editor: Claude Robert Cloninger

Copyright © 2014 Azadeh Mazaheri Meybodi et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Objectives. Cooccurring psychiatric disorders influence the outcome and prognosis of gender dysphoria. The aim of this study is to assess psychiatric comorbidities in a group of patients. Methods. Eighty-three patients requesting sex reassignment surgery (SRS) were recruited and assessed through the Persian Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV Axis I disorders (SCID-I). Results. Fifty-seven (62.7%) patients had at least one psychiatric comorbidity. Major depressive disorder (33.7%), specific phobia (20.5%), and adjustment disorder (15.7%) were the three most prevalent disorders. Conclusion. Consistent with most earlier researches, the majority of patients with gender dysphoria had psychiatric Axis I comorbidity.