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CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 36  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 198-200

Fetishistic transvestism in a patient with mental retardation and psychosis


Department of Psychiatry, MES Medical College, Perintalmanna, Kerala, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Rajmohan Velayudhan
'Vidya' 1/4711, Near Bilathikulam Housing Colony, Calicut - 673 006, Kerala
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0253-7176.130995

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Fetishistic transvestism is a disorder of sexual preference associated with fantasies and sexual urges to dress in opposite gender clothing as a means of arousal and as an adjunct to masturbation and coitus. The disorder has been reported in people with learning disabilities. The disorder has been reported in a young male with dull normal intelligence. Transvestism though has been described in schizophrenia and psychosis and fetishism has been described in the course of simple schizophrenia, there are no reports of fetishistic transvestism in a patient with mental retardation and psychosis. A case of fetishistic transvestism in a patient with mental retardation and psychosis with treatment and relevant review of literature is reported.


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