5 Alpha Reductase Syndrome

5 Alpha Reductase Syndrome is a condition that results in genetic abnormalities relating to the Y-chromosome. Those with this condition are genetically male, but have some female reproductive organs. As a result, they are considered intersex. It is not unusual for someone with this syndrome to be raised as one gender, but then choose another once reaching adulthood.


Although the syndrome is genetic, it can cause psychological issues at any age, including feelings isolation from not fully identifying either gender. These feelings of isolation can lead to additional mental and emotional problems.


Those with 5 Alpha Reductase Syndrome can have the following psychological issues:


Anxiety, depression, intimacy and self-esteem based issues can be treated with talk therapy, group therapy, and other means. If you or a loved one has these issues as a result of 5 Alpha Reductase Syndrome, please call Insight Psychological today to set up an appointment with one of our licensed counselors.