July 2012. Report from APA GID task force reviewing the scientific literature regarding gender identity disorder. It examines the research and clinical evidence relating to treatment, and issues recommendations to the APA for the establishment of treatment and advocacy guidelines, including the treatment of individuals who don't have GID.
In 1973, the Board of Trustees of the American Psychiatric Association voted to delete homosexuality as a mental disorder from the seventh printing of the second edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or DSM-II. Twenty-three years later, the inclusion of diagnostic categories for Gender Identity Disorder and Transvestic Fetishism in the fourth edition of the DSM continues to raise questions of consistency. In this paper, issues of gender identity and sexual orientation are compared in light of current definitions of mental disorder.
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