TITLE

Ethics of Gender Identity Disorder

AUTHOR(S)
Ross, Colin A.
PUB. DATE
November 2009
SOURCE
Ethical Human Psychology & Psychiatry;2009, Vol. 11 Issue 3, p165
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Gender identity disorder is unique among all DSM-IV-TR diagnoses. It is the only disorder in which treatment is designed to confirm, reinforce, and validate the belief that is the basis of the mental disorder. In all other diagnoses, the symptoms in the diagnostic criteria are viewed as pathological and the goal of treatment is to remove the symptoms. In gender identity disorder, however, the body is altered to match the belief that is said to be a symptom of mental disorder. This is self-contradictory. Either gender identity disorder should be dropped from DSM-V, just as homosexuality was dropped from the diagnostic system, or gender reassignment should be discontinued. The core contradiction in the current approach to gender identity is an ethical problem in the mental health field.
ACCESSION #
45587383

 

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