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[Transsexualism and transvestism].

Authors
  • Benedetti, G
Type
Published Article
Journal
Zeitschrift für Psychosomatische Medizin und Psychoanalyse
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1978
Volume
24
Issue
3
Pages
224–239
Identifiers
PMID: 696007
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The author examines the genetic and the psychodynamic points of view of transexualism and transvestitism, on the basis of literature and of his clinical experience. While the genesis of the syndromes still remain obscure, in spite of new psychodynamic hypothesis, it is now possible to understand the inner world of the parents better than ever before. The author is able to show by means of his own cases that on the basis of the syndrome is a personality development which is centered in the struggle of self-identity and which does not correspond to our definitions of neurosis or of psychopathy but, rather can assume, at least in some patients, very realistic traits of solving an objective problem of sexual identity.

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