Skoptic syndrome: The treatment of an obsessional gender dysphoria with lithium carbonate and psychotherapy

E. Coleman, J. Cesnik

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Abstract

This paper discusses the successful use of lithium carbonate combined with psychotherapy in two cases of skoptic syndrome, an unusual form of intense obsession and annoyance with body image, especially with primary and secondary sex characteristics. These cases broaden our understanding of sexually obsessive and compulsive drives and demonstrate an efficacious treatment approach.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)204-217
Number of pages14
JournalAmerican Journal of Psychotherapy
Volume44
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1990

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