Psychiatric comorbidity in gender dysphoric adolescents.

  title={Psychiatric comorbidity in gender dysphoric adolescents.},
  author={Annelou L. C. de Vries and Theo A. H. Doreleijers and Thomas D. Steensma and Peggy T. Cohen-Kettenis},
  journal={Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines},
  volume={52 11},
BACKGROUND This study examined psychiatric comorbidity in adolescents with a gender identity disorder (GID). We focused on its relation to gender, type of GID diagnosis and eligibility for medical interventions (puberty suppression and cross-sex hormones). METHODS To ascertain DSM-IV diagnoses, the Diagnostic Interview Schedule for Children (DISC) was administered to parents of 105 gender dysphoric adolescents. RESULTS 67.6% had no concurrent psychiatric disorder. Anxiety disorders occurred… CONTINUE READING
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