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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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.
chair of the DSM-5 Workgroup on Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders, said in an interview that "there's considerable evidence that hormonal therapy and sex reassignment surgery is often the treatment of choice for adults with gender dysphoria who are carefully assessed.
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.
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.
Gender identity disorders in childhood and adolescence: A critical inquiry, International Journal of Sexual Health, 19(1), 57-75.
Her legal team served papers on the trust which state there is strong evidence that failing to treat gender identity disorders harms patients - and increases the incidences of suicide.
10] The statute also excludes the conditions of transvestism, transsexualism, pedophilia, exhibitionism, voyeurism, gender identity disorders not resulting from physical impairment, other sexual behavior disorders, compulsive gambling, kleptomania, pyromania, and psychoactive substance abuse disorders resulting from current illegal drug use.
The current "Standards of Care for Gender Identity Disorders" formulated by the Harry Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Association (1998) suggests several stages of evaluation by mental health professionals to accurately diagnose gender identity disorder (GID) and determine the individual's readiness for hormones or surgery.
In October, the college's ethics committee approved operations for three more people -- including the latest patient, a resident of eastern Japan -- who have gender identity disorders.