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.
Varied. Psychotherapeutic approaches are varied and generally determined by the therapist. Particular focus is placed on self-acceptance, and dealing with relationships, career, and other important life areas. Gender roles come into play in all parts of life, and this is highly stressful for these people. Support & insight are needed; often, they also need to learn safe ways to self-soothe too.

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What is gender identity disorder?

Unhappiness . Not being happy if they are a boy being a boy and if a girl wishing they were a boy instead. Read more...
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...

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...

What are the side effects of gender identity disorder?

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. Read more...
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...

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...
We Don't Know. As the american psychiatric association's, iv-tr ed. States "there are no recent epidemiological studies 2 provide data on prevalence of gender identity disorder." it goes on 2 mention numbers of cross-gender identified individuals who sought gender-"reassignment" surgery in europe decades ago when discrimination against these individuals was extreme. These numbers have long been used as... Read more...

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

High Risk & bullying. Schools may want to contact local glbt agencies who can come in and talk to teachers & counselors. Gid students may be in some phase of transition including wearing clothes of identified gender or adopting mannerisms. These students are at very high risk for bullying and discrimination as well as depression, substance & alcohol use, & suicide. They should provide supportive environment. Read more...
More information. Is the person who is transgender (diagnosed with gid) a child, an adolescent or an adult? The school environment is different for each developmental age. Has the individual begun a social transition at the school in question or is the individual "stealth?" these are questions to address when considering disclosures at school to staff, teachers and other students. Read more...
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...

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

Difficult to answer. There are few insurances that will cover the total or even major portions of a sex change procedure from start to finish. There're various organizations and grants that can help. Google " glbt, lgbt, algbtic, lgbtco" for more information. There are ways for you to succeed. Read more...
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...
Yes to may cover. As vp joe biden said recently, referring to equality for transgender -identified persons, "this is the civil rights issue of our time." increasingly, health insurers are covering gender-affirming medical interventions. Those of us who advocate for trans-inclusion & equality view these treatments on par w/ treatments for medical conditions" like pregnancy. No one would say pregnancy is a disorder! Read more...
Yes, in many cases. Whether Gender medications, therapy, and/or surgery are covered may depend on your policy. Many large companies (Microsoft, Google, Amazon, etc.) do cover transgender care. Some cities cover it for their employees, i.e., Seattle, San Francisco. And a number of universities cover it for students covered on student insurance. Many policies say they cover it, but are still hammering out the details. Read more...

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...

What's a teen gender identity disorder?

Born wrong body. Gender identity disorder is when one feels as if they have been born the wrong gender. There is an aversion to the body parts that represent their birth gender as well as an overall identification with the opposite sex - regardless of sexual orientation. People with gid typically feel this way from early childhood but it may get worse in adolescence as secondary sex traits appear. Read more...
GID. Youth who are discontent with the sex they are assigned at birth &/or the gender roles associated with that sex. Onedescription is transsexual youth. Read more...
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...

What causes gender identity disorder in kids?

Gender identity. Different professionals have different opinions. Some suggest that there are problems with sex-role identification in early childhood usually with an absent or emotionally detached same gender parent. I would suggest that you look at multiple sources to help you figure out what best reflects your situation. Read more...
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...