Respond to your colleagues . Provide at least two additional treatment strategies that could be used with this client and at least one additional cultural influence that you think should be considered. Explain your responses.
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According to the National Health Service, gender dysphoria describes anxiety, unease, or dissatisfaction a person has between their assigned gender and their gender identity. People who experience gender dysphoria may suffer from low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, or feelings of isolation. This can sometimes manifest in risk-taking behavior or self-neglect. It is important to note that gender dysphoria in and of itself is not a mental disorder, but may lead to more severe disorders if left untreated.
The most effective means of treating gender dysphoria is seeing a clinician who has specialized in gender studies and identity. These clinicians can help a patient determine if they are experiencing gender dysphoria, and what treatment options may be available to them. While some who suffer from gender dysphoria may wish to change their appearance through medical treatment, this is not universal, and speaking with a specialized clinician may help a patient decide what course of action is best for them.
Treatment options available for children and adolescents with gender dysphoria may be more limited compared to adults. Many clinicians are hesitant to prescribe medical treatment to younger patients with gender dysphoria because the effects hormone therapy may have on a young person are still not completely understood. Treatment for younger patients may include talk therapy, or addressing the issues that may arise from gender dysphoria, such as self-harm or depression.
Diverse gender identities have been known in some cultures for some time, and some
cultures may be more accepting of those whose gender identity falls outside the gender binary. Cultures who do not yet recognize other gender identities may reject a person who has gender dysphoria, and this can have a negative effect on the person.
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