Symptom profiles of gender dysphoric
patients of transsexual type compared to patients with personality disorders and healthy adults.
(42,43,44) While being transgender is (thankfully) no longer deemed a mental illness, transgender patients consider it problematic when they have to provide a letter from a mental health practitioner to qualify for medical care, or have their records coded for "gender dysphoria" or "gender identity disorder." (45,46,47) One trans person commented, "I'm not gender dysphoric
, I'm gender euphoric!" (48)
Sibling sex ratio and birth order in early-onset gender dysphoric
Obviously then, some number of gender dysphoric
children who would naturally come to peacefully accept their true sex are prevented from doing so by gender-affirming policies like those mandated by the Fourth Circuit.
-- The treatment of preadolescents who present with gender questions is often complicated by the absence of evidence-based data on who is most likely to remain gender dysphoric
into adulthood and who is not, an expert said at the annual meeting of the American College of Psychiatrists.
Jazz Jennings was brought up as a boy, but by age 4, she felt so 'different' that she was tested, and results identified her as 'gender dysphoric
,' meaning someone experiencing a 'persistent unease with the characteristics of one's gender, accompanied by a strong identification with the opposite gender.'
Mentee of Eleanor Roosevelt, mixed-race middle-class Southerner of the Jim Crow era, gender dysphoric
, poet, lawyer, professor, Episcopal priest, and civil rights activist, Pauli Murray lived an epic life and laid claim to many identities.
Throughout, he emphasizes the complexity of gender diversity, the many as-yet-unanswered questions about cause, and the importance of recognizing that people do not choose to be gender dysphoric
. Stories of real people dealing with gender dysphoria in the context of their Christian faith and faith communities put an important face on the issue, and give life to the theories.
McHugh explains that some MUSS men he and his colleagues studied over the years weren't gender dysphoric
but rather had "autogynephilia," which is when a man derives sexual excitement from dressing as a woman.
(23) It is now alleged that discrimination, violence, psychopathology, and suicide are the direct and inevitable consequences of withholding social affirmation of a child's gender discordance and allowing a gender dysphoric
child to pass through puberty in accordance with his biological sex.
Specific types of pathology are then covered, including the anxiety and OCD spectrum, trauma, somatic and dissociative disorders, mood, eating, and circadian rhythm disorders, with particular attention to the issue of suicide, stress and health psychology, sexual, paraphilic, and gender dysphoric
diagnoses, addictive and impulse control disorders, personality disorders, psychosis, and organic neurodevelopmental and neurocognitive problems.
Virtually all transmen were raised as girls, even if they and their caregivers considered them boyish or gender dysphoric
. If psychological theories were correct about girls frequently acquiring empathy and fluid ego boundaries in childhood, such theories might have been applied to the mental structures of those girls who became transmen.