Recommendations for Revision of the DSM Diagnosis of Gender Identity Disorder in Adults

  title={Recommendations for Revision of the DSM Diagnosis of Gender Identity Disorder in Adults},
  author={Lin Fraser and Dan H. Karasic and Walter J. Meyer and Kevan R Wylie},
  journal={International Journal of Transgenderism},
  pages={80 - 85}
The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) conducted a consensus process in order to make recommendations for revision of the DSM diagnoses of Gender Identity Disorders. This is a report from the work group proposing new diagnostic criteria for Gender Identity Disorders for adults if the diagnosis were to be retained in the next revision of the DSM. The group recommended changing the diagnosis to one based on distress rather than on identity, on which the current… 

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