Bulgarian Journal of Psychiatry, 2019; 4(4):10-26
GENDER IDENTITY AND SCHIZOPHRENIA. ANALYSIS OF THREE CLINICAL CAS-ES
Kristina Sedmakova1, Anna Dzhisova1, Daniela Radeva1, Nikola Tsonev2, Silvia Ralovska1,
Stefan Popov3, Peter Marinov4
1MHC “Prof. N. Shipkovenski” LTD
2student, MU – Varna
3Department of Psychiatry and Medical Psychology, Medical University – Plovdiv
4Department of Neurology, Psychiatry and Disaster Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Trakia University
Abstract. Three cases and a profound survey on the problems of gender identity in schizophrenia are presented. The possibilities of gender identity variabilities in a broad spectrum of normal states, before the occurrence of psychosis, as well as delusional transformation of gender identity in schizophrenia are discussed.
Key words: gender identity, transsexualism, gender dysphoria, schizophrenia, ego-boundaries
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