USA: Being Transgender No Longer a Mental Disorder, APA Says

Written by scott on December 5th, 2012

USA: Being Transgender No Longer a Mental Disorder, APA SaysAdvocates welcomed the American Psychiatric Association’s decision on Saturday to remove being transgender from its list of mental disorders.

The APA specifically removed the term Gender Identity Disorder from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manuel (DSM) of Mental Disorders and replaced it with Gender Dysphoria.

The organization, which represents more than 36,000 psychiatrists from around the world, has revised the DSM five times since it was founded in 1844. The latest revision process began 15 years ago.

Authored By Michael K. Lavers – See the Full Story at The Washington Blade

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