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Substance abuse as a way of life in marginalized gender identity disorder: A case report with review of Indian literature.
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PMID:  25311662     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Persons suffering from gender identity disorder (GID) are often severely marginalized in India and mostly live outside the society as a part of a minority community called the Hijras. Although substance abuse is considered a way of life in them, such patients rarely seek treatment because of the stigma and fear of discrimination. We report a case of GID presenting to tertiary care centre for treatment of multiple substance use dependence (SUD). The case is the first to highlight the use and dependence of multiple substances in the Hijra community of India. Further, the case emphasizes that SUD treatment might be a worthwhile intervention to bring such marginalized population under treatment, when further complicated issues on gender identity can be addressed.
Authors:
Shrigopal Goyal; Koushik Sinha Deb; Deeksha Elawadhi; Nanaji Kaw
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-9-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  Asian journal of psychiatry     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1876-2026     ISO Abbreviation:  Asian J Psychiatr     Publication Date:  2014 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-10-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  2014-10-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101517820     Medline TA:  Asian J Psychiatr     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2014. Published by Elsevier B.V.
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