Recent Examples of gender identity disorder from the Web
But the medical community used other terms in its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, known as the DSM, to pathologize gender nonconformity, including transsexualism and gender identity disorder.
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medical Definition of gender identity disorder
- The main symptoms of gender identity disorder include not just a strong wish to be the opposite sex and unhappiness about one's actual sex, but also distress about this predicament that is so severe it interferes with the child's functioning.
- —Daniel Goleman, The New York Times, 22 Mar. 1994
- Manifestations of gender identity disorder range from simply living as a member of the opposite sex to partial or maximal physical adaptation through hormonal and surgical treatment.
- —Louis J. Gooren, The New England Journal of Medicine, 31 Mar. 2011
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