identity disorder

i·den·ti·ty dis·or·der

a mental disorder in which one suffers severe distress regarding one's ability to reconcile aspects of the self into a coherent acceptable sense of self.

identity disorder

Psychiatry Severe subjective distress caused by a child's inability to achieve an integrated sense of self

i·den·ti·ty dis·or·der

(ī-den'ti-tē dis-ōr'dĕr)
A mental disorder of childhood or adolescence in which one suffers severe distress regarding one's ability to reconcile aspects of the self into a coherent acceptable sense of self.

i·den·ti·ty dis·or·der

(ī-den'ti-tē dis-ōr'dĕr)
Mental disorder in which one suffers severe distress regarding one's ability to reconcile aspects of the self into a coherent acceptable whole.
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This is in the opening pages of a gripping tale,My Five Sisters , of how one girl, Angela, consumed by undiagnosed Dissociative Identity Disorder, makes life for her younger sister, Patra unbearable.
The federal court that overturned that ruling found the lower court substituted its judgment for that of medical professionals, who are divided on the best treatment for gender identity disorder.
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A CHILD of three has become one of the youngest ever to be seen by NHS doctors for possible gender identity disorder.
A CALL has gone out to set up a national committee to examine and follow up on Gender Identity Disorder (GID) cases.
By 1980, researcher-clinicians had identified a novel research population, consolidated a sub-specialty of study, and ushered in a new diagnosis (Gender Identity Disorder in Childhood or GIDC) into the third revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) (APA, 1980; Bryant, 2006).
Although none of the call handlers admitted for themselves but three cited examples of their co- workers taking psychiatric help for depression, bipolar disorder and dissociative identity disorder," the report said.
Caption: DSM-5 eliminates subtypes such as paranoid and catatonic from the schizophrenia definition, replaces gender identity disorder with gender dysphoria, and adds several new disorders, including premenstrual dysphoric disorder, hoarding disorder, gambling disorder and excoriation disorder, in which people compulsively pick at themselves.
While no easy feat, Shindo has gone public with her situation and hopes that others also suffering from gender identity disorder can find comfort and courage through her.
During the sentencing phase of Manning's court-martial for leaking over 700,000 secret documents, defense attorneys pointed out that the soldier suffered from gender identity disorder.
Manning's struggle with gender identity disorder - his sense that he was a man trapped in a woman's body - was a key part of his defence.
Manning's struggle with gender identity disorder - his sense he is a man trapped in a woman's body - was a key part of his defence during his court martial.