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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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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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What medications treat gender identity disorder?

What medications treat gender identity disorder?

Not only medications: Treatment for gender identity disorder may include medications such as hormone therapy, but much more is involved. There needs to be extensive psychiatric evaluation first, as well as much discussion and talk therapy. Depression and anxiety are very common components too, and appropriate medications are used to help. Gender issues may persist despite hormones and even surgery. Support is needed. ...Read more

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What is dissociative identity disorder?

What is dissociative identity disorder?

DID: Did was previously known as "multiple personality disorder." in it, there are 2 or more distinct entities or personality states -- each having its own relatively enduring pattern of perceiving, relating to, and thinking about the environment & self. At least 2 of these identities recurrently take control of the person's behavior. There's inability to recall important personal info too. ...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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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 does constructive memory relates to dissociative identity disorder?

What does constructive memory relates to dissociative identity disorder?

Constructive memory: When remembering traumatic events, memory doesn't work like a vcr that can be played back later, verbatim. Instead you store an emotion-tinged experience in bits and pieces -- some of which may stand out more than others. When you later try to tell someone what happened, you are "constructing" the experience into story form, for understanding. This can make did patients' histories confusing. ...Read more

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Is most of our prison population guys with antisocial personality disorder?

Is most of our prison population guys with antisocial personality disorder?

No: Most are of limited intelligence, easily swayed by their confreres to engage in illegal activity. Many are victims of outrageous anti-drug laws which in fact promote the use of drugs rather than helping the victims. A few are there by accident. A small group indeed are sociopaths, with no consciences however these folks are frequently very intelligent and avoid capture. ...Read more

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Are people with dissociative identity disorders psychopaths?

Quite different: People with dissociative identity disorders have likely suffered severe interpersonal traumas. Psychopaths--people with little or no conscience--cause trauma in others. ...Read more

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Are abandonment fears in borderline personality disorder considered infantile features?

Are abandonment fears in borderline personality disorder considered infantile features?

Adults fear it too.: Fear of abandonment is, if we're honest, wide spread. Panic and terrible reactive behaviors are, fortunately, rare and might be seen in bpd. I think the word "infantile" refers to the basis of the problem. That it begins when a baby experiences ongoing stress from questionable parenting - even including actual or temporary abandonment. It disrupts the development of trust which is critical. ...Read more

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Possibility of misdiagnosing schizophrenia as schizotypal personality disorder ?

Possibility of misdiagnosing schizophrenia as schizotypal personality disorder ?

That might happen: If a person with a severe schizotypal personality disorder had decompensated into psychosis ; is only seen over a brief period of time. However, most providers avoid making a diagnosis until they are satisfied that diagnostic criteria have been met. ...Read more

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How do disocial & antisocial personality disorder differ?

Dissocial PD: En.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/dissocial_personality_disorder antisocial personality disorder (aspd), also called dissocial personality disorder, is a personality disorder characterized by a pervasive pattern of disregard for ... They are different names for the same disorder. Antisocial personality disorder is the term that is used most in the United States at this time. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Symptoms of oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorder, anti-social personality disorder, what to do?

Symptoms of oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorder, anti-social personality disorder, what to do?

Psychologist: Your need long term psychological counselling, behaviour modifications, group therapy. Please get help from a psycholigist. ...Read more

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What would experts say about accepted psychotic personality disorder triad?

What would experts say about accepted psychotic personality disorder triad?

???: There is no "psychotic personality disorder, " -- thus i don't know of any triad associated with it. Is it possible you mean something else? Another type of personality disorder, perhaps? ...Read more

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Hocd, bisexual, or identity crisis, how to know?

Hocd, bisexual, or identity crisis, how to know?

You mention three: very important areas. Please get help in clarifying your situation. Start w/your doc and then a mental health professional. Whatever you learn, please accept yourself and make healthy choices w/the information. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Dissocative identity disorder, what to do?

Dissocative identity disorder, what to do?

Find a good : therapist who specializes in dissociative disorders and work as hard as you can to overcome it. ...Read more

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What gender identity labels are prevailing in developed nations?

What gender identity labels are prevailing in developed nations?

M/F or Both/Neither?: Transgender= widely used term 4 ppl whose gender identity, gender expression or behavior doesn't conform 2 "norms" assoc w/the sex 2which they were assigned @birth. Cisgender= 4 ppl who view their gender identity, expression & behavior as consistent w/those norms. But these 2 terms don't cover the diverse ways ppl self identify in terms of gender -esp those who identify as both or neither m & f! ...Read more

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Could writer's/author's personality disorder exist?

Personality disorder: Personality disorders could be identified among individuals in any occupational category. ...Read more

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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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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?

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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What medications treat gender identity disorder?

Not only medications: Treatment for gender identity disorder may include medications such as hormone therapy, but much more is involved. There needs to be extensive psychiatric evaluation first, as well as much discussion and talk therapy. Depression and anxiety are very common components too, and appropriate medications are used to help. Gender issues may persist despite hormones and even surgery. Support is needed. ...Read more

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What can happen if I don't get help for gender identity disorder?

What can happen if I don't get help for gender identity disorder?

2B or Not 2B True 2U: If the gender w/which u identify doesn't match the gender u were assigned at birth, life can b very complicated. Coming out & living ur life as ur affirmed gender can create conflicts & problems. But not coming out & not living ur life as ur affirmed gender can also create terrible conflict & inner turmoil. A 2010 survey of trans-identified people in us found 41% have attempted suicide. ...Read more

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What could happen if i don't get help for gender identity disorder?

What could happen if i don't get help for gender identity disorder?

It depends: Your course depends on how much you're suffering with this problem, your personal medical & mental health history, family history, substance abuse, etc. Some people become very depressed and suicidal; others do whatever they can to appear like the gender with which they identify but pursue no other treatment. Some are bullied because of their differences, and this intensifies depression/anxiety. ...Read more

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What can happen if I don't get any help for gender identity disorder?

What can happen if I don't get any help for gender identity disorder?

Depression: Failure to get help dealing with your gender identity can result in confusion and depression. ...Read more

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How does gender identity disorder affect the way you develop your body?

How does gender identity disorder affect the way you develop your body?

Body development: Your body develops in its natural way, but people with gender identity disorder are very uncomfortable in the bodies they have. Many will say that from a young age, they felt they had the "wrong" gendered body. As secondary sexual characteristics develop, their misery grows. There is much depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and suicide in this population. ...Read more

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Hello sir i am having gender identity disorder. It has made me completely isolated and locked in my house. Please help me?

Hello sir i am having gender identity disorder. It has made me completely isolated and locked in my house. Please help me?

Seek support: Consider speaking with a therapist or psychologist to help you through this time. Loving and accepting yourself is key. You deserve peace & a joyful life regardless of which gender you identify yourself as and there are support networks that can help you realize that you are not alone. Seek the help that you need; take control of your life - you are 100% responsible for finding your own joy :) ...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?

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?

"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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Are there any shock treatments for gender identity disorder?

Are there any shock treatments for gender identity disorder?

Not specifically: "shock" therapy is not used to treat gender identity disorder. However, it can be useful in treatment-resistant depression and some psychoses. Depression frequently travels along with gender identity disorder, but there are many treatment options before ECT would be considered or used. ...Read more

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Who can I talk to regarding gender identity disorder?

Who can I talk to regarding gender identity disorder?

WPATH Expert!: For expert help closest to you check the referral directory of the world association for transgender heath (wpath). And fyi: wpath publishes "best practices" standards of care. (find the most recent edition of the standards on the wpath website.) btw, the newly elected president of wpath, dr. Jamison green, has happens to be transgender. (see jamisongreen.Com). ...Read more

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How can a woman with gender identity disorder go about getting testosterone shots?

How can a woman with gender identity disorder go about getting testosterone shots?

Best Practices: 1st find a trans-competent mental health specialist 2 assess ur understanding of the benefits & risks 4 u of hormone treatment (4 referral: http://bit.Ly/xoudm5). 2nd get referral 4 trans-competent physician 2 determine which hormone treatment(s) would be most suitable 4 u. >>general check wpath standards of care (http://bit.Ly/nwkqv5) & center excellence transgender health (http://bit.Ly/saaxnk). ...Read more

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What will happen in a gender therapy session for transgender or gender identity disorder? What will he likely say or do?

Psychotherapy: Psychotherapy for any condition will vary upon the individual needs, and for anyone will be different. My advise is: read about the topic, make a consultation, experience and enjoy your therapy. You are unique, and your therapist will help you to find out about yourself, your problems and solutions. ...Read more

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