Sexual and Gender Disorders
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The paper briefly describes the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-IV-TR) criteria for definitive diagnosis of gender identity disorder. The paper also discusses the psychoanalytic perspective of the disorder as well as possible biological correlations related to sexual orientation.
From the Paper:"Sexual and gender identity disorder, also known as transsexualism, is a disorder in which the individual strongly identifies with the opposite sex. It is a disorder primarily because of the significant physical (actual) and psychological (perceived) disparity existing within the individual, leading to psychosocial distress. The disorder can manifest during childhood or adolescence. Subjectively, this may be described as a "man (or boy) being trapped in a woman's (or girl's) body" or vice versa. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-IV-TR) diagnostic criteria requires four or more conditions to be met."
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