A 44-year-old member asked:
what are the side effects of gender identity disorder?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Pamela Pappas answered
41 years experience Psychiatry
Many: Many people with gender identity disorder also have self-loathing, depression, social anxiety, and suicidal thinking or acts. Substance abuse to cope with emotional discomfort can happen also. Just about any result you can imagine from feeling internally confused, misunderstood and ridiculed by others, and feeling like a social misfit or outcast from a very early age.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
Dr. Ana Adelstein answered
26 years experience Clinical Psychology
No More GID: The american psychiatric assn dropped the diagnosis "gender identity disorder" & replaced it w/much more neutral/less stigmatizing diagnosis "gender dysphoria." apa defines gd as sustained emotional distress over “a marked incongruence between one’s experienced/expressed gender & assigned gender.” 2 explore any gender dysphoria u may have or ur transgender-identification, see http://bit.Ly/10ta0kp.
Answered on Dec 10, 2013
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