I am looking for help on the topic of whether ethics of Gender Identity Disorder will remain in the next DSM V or not.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 17, 2018, 10:25 am ad1c9bdddf
Gender Identity Disorder
That I am aware of, diagnosing mental/emotional/personality disorders are rare in childhood. I think the reasoning for this is that children have not yet reached maturity, and as such, personality is undeveloped. I know that children are restricted, in most cases, from anti-depressants/anti-psychotics, etc. as these have an effect on the undeveloped brain.
While mental illness can be described and treated as an organic brain disorder, I do not believe this is the case with gender-identity-disorder, and as such, cannot or should not be included in the DSM V. Those with gender-identity-disorder are often acutely aware of the difference in childhood, and this is where I believe the difference between a personality disorder and ...
An explanation of why gender identity disorder should not be included in the DSM V. The answer submitted includes references.
Disassociative and Sexual /Gender Identity Disorders
1. Is sexual orientation conversion therapy ethical? Once you answered that question, answer this: All of you are attracted to either males or females or perhaps both. Do you think that with the help of therapy you could change your sexual orientation?
2. Does Dissociative Identity Disorder exist? How might you assess its presence? Provide the rationale for your response based on scientific evidence from a professional literature.View Full Posting Details