2018 Annual Meeting Institute 3 Notebook
2018 Annual Meeting Institute 3 Notebook
Gender Dysphoria Across Development: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on the Evidence, Ethics, and Efficacy of Gender Transition
Youth presenting with gender issues face specific challenges in the clinical setting, requiring a detailed understanding of the complex issues across developmental and multidisciplinary contexts. Specifically, those with high psychiatric acuity have needs that add additional layers of complexity. Child and adolescent psychiatrists treating youth who present with gender issues often face significant challenges in decision-making, particularly when it comes to medical and surgical interventions for gender reassignment. This Institute presents the latest evidence, ethical challenges, and multidisciplinary perspectives on the treatment of gender dysphoria across development. Presenters discuss the nuances in the approach to assessment and treatment that are necessary when exploring these highly complex and poorly known issues for this underserved population. Knowing the evidence behind the interventions themselves, understanding the approach to assessment and ethical dilemmas, addressing any psychiatric co-occurring conditions, understanding the relationship between all of these factors, and appreciating the multidisciplinary perspectives among differing disciplines is necessary when promoting healthy psychosocial wellbeing in these youth.
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