PSYCHOLOGICAL DISTRESS AND STRESS MANAGMENT OF INTERSEX INDIVIDUAL: A PSYCHOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE


Aims. The present study was conducted to explore the psychological distress and stress management of intersex problem in the light of psychological perspective. Methods. The current study used qualitative approach and used a semi structured interview for detail assessment. Results. This qualitative investigation explores the various sources of themes and subthemes through thematic analysis. A number of themes identified on the basis of semi-structured interview including: depression, pessimism, self-blaming, victimization, learned helplessness and other related issues. Conclusions. The current study concluded that here is high need to understand the problems and psychological stressors of individuals with intersex issue and provide stress management to overcome the psychological distress. Based on this study, it is not particular for intersex individuals, it’s also conducted for mental health professionals to creating awareness and provide insight to society in the Pakistani culture specially related to sexual issues. The current study also to be educated the culture itself and scientific area.
Keywords: Psychological Distress, Intersex Individuals, Stress Management, Qualitative Approach.