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Wilson, E., Jr. (1987). Psyche. XXXVIII, 1984: Transvestite Symptom Formation. A Clinical Contribution Concerning the Etiology, Dynamics, and Analyzability of Transvestite Patients. Marianne Leuzinger-Bohleber. Pp. 817-845.. Psychoanal Q., 56:601.
Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing: Psyche. XXXVIII, 1984: Transvestite Symptom Formation. A Clinical Contribution Concerning the Etiology, Dynamics, and Analyzability of Transvestite Patients. Marianne Leuzinger-Bohleber. Pp. 817-845.

(1987). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 56:601

Psyche. XXXVIII, 1984: Transvestite Symptom Formation. A Clinical Contribution Concerning the Etiology, Dynamics, and Analyzability of Transvestite Patients. Marianne Leuzinger-Bohleber. Pp. 817-845.

Emmett Wilson, Jr.

Most analytic case reports concern heterosexual, married men who experience a periodic need to put on women's clothing in order to stimulate themselves, usually during masturbation, or more rarely, in sexual intercourse. Men whose predominant sexual gratification comes from wearing women's clothing rarely come to psychotherapy because of their perversion, but more often because of deep depression. The author's transvestite patient was successfully treated by a five-year analysis and follow-up. Traumatizations had occurred in the separation-individuation and oedipal phases. The symptom performed the function of a transitional object for this patient, making up for the abandonment he had experienced in these traumata.

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Wilson, E., Jr. (1987). Psyche. XXXVIII, 1984. Psychoanal. Q., 56:601

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