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Beatrice, J. (1998). Sexual Overstimulation as a Cause of Unstable Gender Identity in Men: A Case Report. J. Amer. Psychoanal. Assn., 46(3):753-776.

(1998). Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 46(3):753-776

Sexual Overstimulation as a Cause of Unstable Gender Identity in Men: A Case Report

James Beatrice

A phase in the analysis of a young man is presented, demonstrating evidence of maternal sexual overstimulation from infancy through early adulthood. A consequence of this overstimulation was a regression to an unstable gender identity. The developmental line of gender identity proved useful in understanding this man's conflicts.

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