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Mental Health Information
May 2016 - Vol. 20 Issue 6
Published by athealth.com

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CONTENTS:

  1. Gender dysphoria: ‘I’m a man, but…’
  2. Transsexualism: Clinical Guide to Gender Identity Disorder
  3. Suppression of Puberty in Transgender Children
  4. Answers to Your Questions About Transgender People, Gender Identity and Gender Expression
  5. Mental Health of Transgender Children Who Are Supported in Their Identities
  6. Guidelines for Psychological Practice With Transgender and Gender Nonconforming People
  7. Office-Based Care for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Youth
  8. DSM-5: Gender Dysphoria
  9. Sexual Sunday School: The DSM and the Gatekeeping of Morality
  10. Working With Transgender Persons

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1.  Gender dysphoria: ‘I’m a man, but…’
In public, Mr. C is a “he-man.” In private, he wears lingerie,sees himself as a woman in sexual fantasies,
and longs to develop breasts. Can you detect his problem?
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2.  Transsexualism: Clinical Guide to Gender Identity Disorder
 For those with gender dysphoria, psycho-logical assessment and psychotherapy are suggested and sometimes required.
CURRENT PSYCHIATRY ONLINE

3.  Suppression of Puberty in Transgender Children
The treatment option for the pediatric population entails suppression of puberty using exogenous
hormones before the patient significantly develops the secondary sex characteristics of his or her
biological sex, but it is still experimental, and some practitioners question the ethics and safety of this
treatment strategy.
AMA JOURNAL OF ETHICS

4.  Answers to Your Questions About Transgender People, Gender Identity and Gender Expression
While transgender is generally a good term to use, not everyone whose appearance or behavior is
gender-nonconforming will identify as a transgender person.
AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION (APA)

5. Mental Health of Transgender Children Who Are Supported in Their Identities
Transgender children who have socially transitioned, that is, who identify as the gender “opposite” their
natal sex and are supported to live openly as that gender, are increasingly visible in society, yet we know
nothing about their mental health.
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6. Guidelines for Psychological Practice With Transgender and Gender Nonconforming People
The intended audience for these Guidelines includes psychologists who provide clinical care, conduct
research, or provide education or training.
AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION (APA)

7. Office-Based Care for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Youth
Obtaining a comprehensive, confidential, developmentally appropriate adolescent psychosocial history
allows for the discovery of strengths and assets as well as risks.
PEDIATRICS

8. DSM-5: Gender Dysphoria
The diagnosis of gender dysphoria is a revision of DSM-IV’s criteria for gender identity disorder and is
intended to better characterize the experiences of affected children, adolescents, and adults.
AMERICAN PSYCHIATRIC ASSOCIATION (APA)

9. Sexual Sunday School: The DSM and the Gatekeeping of Morality
Cultural values play a greater role in psychiatry than they do in the rest of medicine when it comes to
deciding what constitutes a “disorder.”
AMA JOURNAL OF ETHICS

10. Working With Transgender Persons
Members of the transgender community commonly transcend society’s gender binary and widely
assumed definitions of gender roles and instead identify within a spectrum of gender expression.
PSYCHIATRIC TIMES

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