What medical diagnosis did you receive as a result of your gender issues?

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It would be interesting to know what diagnosis people have received as a result of their gender issues.

For myself i was diagnosed as a transsexual. What does our diagnosis say?

Please limit your answer to the actual diagnosis and not how you identify.

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Classic transsexual, actually.

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GID and Major Depressive Disorder (going off my therapist's letter to my HRT doc back when I started).  This is pretty much what it was my entire life, though I was diagnosed with a host of other things unrelated to my gender issues.

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After two years of therapy with two therapists, one a psychiatrist who specialized in gender issues, the other a psychologist who specialized in sexual disorders, I received a diagnosis that I was a raving lunatic.

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According to the letter from my first shrink, the diagnosis of <not allowed> was made during March 1989. 


Classic Transsexual.  Or to be more exact, Gender Identity Disorder.

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Diagnosis: Gender Identity Disorder.

"... presenting with symptoms of a classic MTF transgender individual..."

The word transsexual was never mentioned in the written evaluation or diagnosis.

Different horses for different courses I suppose. GID is the correct medical terminology... after that, it comes down to semantics IMHO.
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Transsexual, Transgender, GID. They are all mentioned in my medical records.

GID is mentioned in my walking papers and transsexual is ussed in the letter from my therapist to my doctor.
My personal doctor dislikes the word transsexual, he has said as much, and will only use transgender in his notes. Inspite of my protests.

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I've never received an actual medical diagnosis that I know of. My GP had nothing to do with my gender stuff, I've never seen a psychiatrist, and my therapist even declined to diagnose me with GID when he wrote my HRT and surgery letters. He felt that it was wrong to identify my gender issues as a disorder; "GID" seems to leave a bad taste in his mouth. As far as transsexual vs transgender, it has been self-diagnosis. When I finally stopped pussyfooting around (haha) and admitted that I was sure I was a transsexual and that I had to transition, that was all there was to it. In truth, I knew I was a transsexual in the late eighties; transition was the part I couldn't cope with. So I called myself by other labels for most of the time before I came out for the last time.

My therapist does say I'm a normal transsexual, though. :P
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Age 16, 1966, Dr. Harry Benjamin, New York City, "Type VI Transsexual".

"From the horse's mouth" you might say ROFL!


My experience was very similar to Arch's, I was never formally diagnosed with anything. I got a letter from my therapist, took it to a doctor and got my meds.

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 ::) No seriously.... "True Gender dysphoria"  "Transsexual" & "Transgender" [transgender the term used by my endocrinologist] the other terms used both by the psychiatrists and clinical psychologist...In their reports "true gender dysphoria" being the most common usage to describe my condition, however the clinical psychologist did  also say "She fits the criteria for GID [DSM1V]"...

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Different horses for different courses I suppose. GID is the correct medical terminology... after that, it comes down to semantics IMHO.

GID may be the diagnosis that could show up today...but some of us were in treatment for our medical condition LONG before GID was the phrase du jour.  Gender dysphoria would occasionally show up in literature and some notes back then, but I don't believe GID came along until sometime in the mid-90's. 

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I was diagnosed with Gender Identity Disorder adult moderate or something like that.  Transsexual is close enough.


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initial diagnosis GID all conversations with docs after termed transgender and transexual mix my prefered term transgender
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Where can one get a medical diagnosis?  I didn't think there was a medical consensus yet.

I've been diagnosed, but not medically. I received a psychological diagnosis of transsexual.  Is that what you mean?

The ICD-9/10 has GID and its counterparts listed in its psychology section.  Not sure if it has the same weight as the other medical diagnoses.
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"General diagnostic consult"

I get my hormones either way because they understand what's up, so they can code it however they please.


I haven't seen a diagnosis, nor been told one.. My referral for hormones simply stated that 'I was recommended for hormonal reassignment'.. Mind you, I'm not sure my therapist knows what to make of me..

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Not sure there was a “medical code” per se. The therapist letter stated I had gender dysphoria consistent with WPATH Transgender criteria. That was good enough for the PCP, insurance companies, and endocrinologist.

So I guess transgender.