gender identity disorders

gen·der i·den·ti·ty dis·or·ders

1. a mental disorder in children, adolescents, or adults characterized by a strong and enduring cross-gender identification that manifests in insistence that one is, or desires to be, the other sex; this disorder involves persistent discomfort with one's assigned sex or the gender role of one's sex, such that there is clinically significant distress or impairment in functioning, often leading to adopting to various degrees the gender role of the other sex.
See also: transsexualism.
2. a DSM diagnosis that is established when the specific criteria are met.
See also: transsexualism.
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Drescher, who served as a member of the American Psychiatric Association's DSM-5 Work Group on Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders.
And they uncovered several previously unknown risk factors for diabetes, including a history of sexual and gender identity disorders, intestinal infections, and a category of illnesses that includes such sexually transmitted diseases as chlamydia.
although] milder gender identity disorders can be treated without resort to psychotherapy, hormone treatment, or sex reassignment therapy.
The Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust, the only specialist centre in the UK for children with gender identity disorders, has seen referrals in under-11s rise from 19 in 2009, to 77 in 2014.
A comprehensive program for children with gender variant behaviors and gender identity disorders.
Despite literature which correlates criminal behavior and gender identity disorders (transsexual, transgender) with disproportionately high prevalence rates of transsexuals within the correctional system, few studies have been conducted to suggest appropriate models of treatment for transgendered inmates.
These range from autism to schizophrenia to gender identity disorders.
A report mentions the use of gonadotropin-releasing analogs (GnRHa) to suppress puberty in adolescents with gender dysphoria as a new intervention in the field of gender identity disorders in order to give adolescents time to make balanced decisions on any further treatment steps.
The DSM-5 Development Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders Work Group (APA, 2010) has proposed several revisions to the GIDC diagnosis.
The first step is to go to your GP and ask to be referred to the Sandyford Initiative in Glasgow, the main centre for Gender Identity Disorders in south Scotland.
The text includes clinical examples, critical thinking questions with an answer key, Internet resources, and appended information on diagnostic and drug classifications, Canadian standards of mental health nursing practices, Canadian and Mexican drug trade names, sleep disorders, sexual and gender identity disorders, and a glossary.
On the other hand, the DSM-IV-TR contains the category of gender identity disorders (302), and it must specify the gender identity disorder in children (302.