Traits of separation anxiety in boys with gender identity disorder.

  title={Traits of separation anxiety in boys with gender identity disorder.},
  author={Kenneth J Zucker and Susan J. Bradley and C B Lowry Sullivan},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry},
  volume={35 6},
OBJECTIVE To assess the presence of traits of separation anxiety disorder in boys referred clinically for gender identity disorder. METHOD One hundred fifteen boys were referred to a specialty clinic for concerns about their gender identity development. They were divided into two subgroups: one group met the complete diagnostic criteria for gender identity disorder; the other group did not meet the complete diagnostic criteria. The mothers of the boys were administered a structured interview… CONTINUE READING