The DSM Diagnostic Criteria for Gender Identity Disorder in Adolescents and Adults

@article{CohenKettenis2010TheDD,
  title={The DSM Diagnostic Criteria for Gender Identity Disorder in Adolescents and Adults},
  author={Peggy T Cohen-Kettenis and Friedemann Pf{\"a}fflin},
  journal={Archives of Sexual Behavior},
  year={2010},
  volume={39},
  pages={499-513}
}
Apart from some general issues related to the Gender Identity Disorder (GID) diagnosis, such as whether it should stay in the DSM-V or not, a number of problems specifically relate to the current criteria of the GID diagnosis for adolescents and adults. These problems concern the confusion caused by similarities and differences of the terms transsexualism and GID, the inability of the current criteria to capture the whole spectrum of gender variance phenomena, the potential risk of unnecessary… 
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