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Gender Identity Disorder no longer a psychiatric disorder

April 04, 2013 By: Tom Coy Category: Clinical Science, Gay Politics

March 22, 2013

Excerpt from the article “Psychiatry’s New Normal: ‘Transgendered’ Persons” in the National Catholic Register: “BOSTON — The term “gender identity disorder” has been eliminated from the new edition of the American Psychiatric Association’s official guide to classifying mental illnesses, known as the DSM-5.”

“Whereas previously a man who ‘self-identified’ as a woman (or vice versa) could have been classified as mentally ill, now the DSM-5 uses the term ‘gender dysphoria,’ which means it is only a mental illness if you’re troubled by this self-identification. Elated activists in the ‘LGBT’ community had lobbied the APA for the change for years.”