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Doctor insights on: Aspergers Syndrome And Gender Identity Disorder

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What's a teen gender identity disorder?

What's a teen gender identity disorder?

A Stigmatizing Term: Gid= now-discarded diagnostic category from american psychiatric association's diagnostic "bible." until recently, gid was used 2 diagnose as "disordered" persons whose gender identity ("i view myself a man/woman or both or neither or other") &/or gender expression ("i look &/or behave stereotypically male/female or both or neither or other") wasn't consistent w/sex they were assigned at birth. ...Read more

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What causes gender identity disorder in kids?

What causes gender identity disorder in kids?

Born Transgender: There's no scientific evidence 2support belief that kids get 2b transgender b/c of the influence of caregivers who're emotionally detached or who provide "confused" gender role messages. Most who don't identify as transgender find it ridiculous 2imagine that their upbringing could have made them identify as the opposite sex. Amer psychiatric assn has dropped diagnosis "gender identity disorder.". ...Read more

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Is surgery used to treat gender identity disorder?

Is surgery used to treat gender identity disorder?

Yes: Treatment for gender identity disorder may include hormone therapy and sex reassignment surgery, but much more is involved. There needs to be extensive psychiatric evaluation first, as well as much discussion and talk therapy. However, gender identity issues may persist even after hormone therapy and surgery. Depression and anxiety are very common components too. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of gender identity disorder?

What are the side effects of gender identity disorder?

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. ...Read more

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How common is gender identity disorder in high schoolers?

How common is gender identity disorder in high schoolers?

True GID is rare: Gender identity disorder is fairly uncommon. Some studies suggest fewer than 1 in 100, 000. However, high school being a time of identity expression may lead to greater outward expression of the disorder that has likely been present since childhood. However, cross gendered dressing and behaviors are not necessarily a reflection of gid. Attraction to the same sex and bending gender rules isn't gid. ...Read more

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What are the psychotherapies for gender identity disorder?

What are the psychotherapies for gender identity disorder?

"GID" Not Used Now: American psychiatric assn dropped DX "gender identity disorder" & replaced it w/much less stigmatizing diagnosis "gender dysphoria" - sustained emotional distress over “marked incongruence between one’s experienced/expressed gender & assigned gender.” are no specific psychotherapies 4 gd. Trans-competent therapists generally support person in their transition. Therapy not *required* 2 transition. ...Read more

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What would a school need to know for someone with gender identity disorder?

What would a school  need to know  for someone with gender identity disorder?

Serve & Protect ALL: Gender diverse kids/teens can feel very isolated & lonely. If they're not out 2their family & don't have strong advocacy from them, they're at risk for experiencing great stress at school, learning difficulties & developing social-emotional problems. Federal laws (equal access act & title ix of civil rights act) & us constitution guarantee equal protections & opportunities 2gender diverse students. ...Read more

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Can a sex change be covered by health insurance if gender identity disorder is proven?

Can a sex change be covered by health insurance if gender identity disorder is proven?

Depends on benefits: This will depend in the unique benefits of each plan. I would contact your plan administrator to ascertain your level of benefit coverage. ...Read more

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What to do if I got, I feel much better feminine and have been since age nine, do I have gender identity disorder?

What to do if I got, I feel much better feminine and have been since age nine, do I have gender identity disorder?

Not from this alone: Everyone has feelings that can be "feminine" or "masculine." So, feeling one way or another is normal and doesn't indicate gender confusion. However, I suggest talking to a psychologist to talk out your concerns to get to know yourself whatever the outcome. ...Read more

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What is gender identity disorder?

What is gender identity disorder?

Stigmatizing Term: A now-discarded diagnostic category from american psychiatric association's diagnostic "bible." until recently, gid was used 2 diagnose as "disordered" persons whose gender identity ("i view myself a man/woman or both or neither or other") &/or gender expression ("i look &/or behave stereotypically male/female or both or neither or other") wasn't consistent w/sex they were assigned at birth. ...Read more

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