“Gender dysphoria” is a term that describes a sense of unease a person may feel because of a mismatch between their biological sex, or sex assigned at birth, and their gender identity.
Gender Dysphoria in Children
A diagnosis of gender dysphoria in children is based on at least six of the following symptoms, lasting for at least six months:
The condition is associated with significant distress or impairment in social, school, or other important areas of functioning.
Gender Dysphoria in Adolescents and Adults
A diagnosis of gender dysphoria in adolescents and adults is based on at least two of the following symptoms, lasting for at least six months:
The condition is associated with significant distress or impairment in social, school, or other important areas of functioning. A diagnosis of “unspecified gender dysphoria” may be given when a person has symptoms characteristic of gender dysphoria but they do not meet the full criteria for gender dysphoria.
Mental Health Library Sources:
Information included in all topics of the Mental Health Library comes from the Desk Reference to the Diagnostic Criteria From DSM-5 and Kaplan & Sadock’s Concise Textbook of Clinical Psychiatry. Complete diagnostic and treatment information may be found within these publications.
Information within the Mental Health Library is not intended to be used for self-diagnosis purposes. Rather, it is provided as a public educational service to make people aware of mental health conditions. Please consult a qualified mental health professional for a diagnosis of any suspected mental health illness.
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