Emotional and cognitive aspects and quality of life in adolescents with disorders of sex development: case studies

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Tatiana Prade Hemesath
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3627-7605
Fernanda Rohrsetzer
Juliana Basso Brun
Eduardo Corrêa Costa
Guilherme Guaragna-Filho
Juliana Unis Castan

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This study describes emotional, cognitive and quality of life aspects of adolescents diagnosed with Disorders of Sex Development (DSD). It is a multiple case study that analyzed medical and psychological longitudinal records of 5 adolescents with DSD with female sex of rearing. The participants also performed a battery of emotional and cognitive tests. Similarities were found among the 5 participants, consistent with the adolescence stage and their conflicts. Body image concerns and desire for the development of secondary sexual characters were identified among them, as well as the maintenance of infantile behaviors as a way to avoid dealing with sexuality. Avoidance strategies are used to deal with anxiety arising from the process of transition into adult life.

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PRADE HEMESATH, Tatiana; ROHRSETZER, Fernanda; BASSO BRUN, Juliana; CORRÊA COSTA, Eduardo; GUARAGNA-FILHO, Guilherme; UNIS CASTAN, Juliana. Emotional and cognitive aspects and quality of life in adolescents with disorders of sex development: case studies. Cadernos Brasileiros de Saúde Mental/Brazilian Journal of Mental Health, [S. l.], v. 14, n. 41, p. 38–56, 2022. Disponível em: https://periodicos.ufsc.br/index.php/cbsm/article/view/69839. Acesso em: 22 abr. 2024.
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Eduardo Corrêa Costa, MD, MSc, Pediatric surgeon, PADS - DSD team coordinator

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