Commentary on Langer and Martin’s (2004) “How Dresses Can Make You Mentally Ill: Examining Gender Identity Disorder in Children”

@article{Zucker2006CommentaryOL,
  title={Commentary on Langer and Martin’s (2004) “How Dresses Can Make You Mentally Ill: Examining Gender Identity Disorder in Children”},
  author={Kenneth J. Zucker},
  journal={Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal},
  year={2006},
  volume={23},
  pages={533-555}
}
  • K. Zucker
  • Published 2 November 2006
  • Psychology, Art
  • Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal
Langer and Martin’s (2004) essay on the diagnosis of Gender Identity Disorder in Children (GIDC) is the most recent addition to a literature of critics. Although many of Langer and Martin’s criticisms have been raised by others, elements of their essay are novel. In this commentary, I attempt to counter some of their criticisms with a more detailed explication of the theoretical, research, and clinical literature on GID in children. 
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