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What can be done for dysphoria and transgender symptoms?

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Dr. Divya Banu M

Published At September 24, 2019
Reviewed AtSeptember 24, 2019

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I am struggling with depression and anxiety and have been taking Prozac for about four months or more now. The symptoms are beginning to fade. As well, I am also dealing with dysphoria, transgender symptoms and would like to get on Testosterone.

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

It is good to know that depression and anxiety symptoms are fading and you are feeling better on Prozac (Fluoxetine). You need to continue taking Prozac till further advice by your prescribing doctor.

Regarding gender dysphoria, you will need a comprehensive assessment by a specialist team following which you will be put on a step-wise treatment approach. Assessment will include the age at which you started having gender identity issues, nature and severity of symptoms, history from parents, etc. So, I will advise you to discuss with your parents, family and see your doctor who can refer you on for further assessment at gender clinic.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Suresh Kumar G D
Dr. Suresh Kumar G D

Pediatrics

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