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Gender Identity Disorders in Childhood and Adolescence

source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2697020/

Currently Debated Concepts and Treatment Strategies

 

Abstract

Introduction

Gender identity disorders (GID) can appear even in early infancy with a variable degree of severity. Their prevalence in childhood and adolescence is below 1%. GID are often associated with emotional and behavioral problems as well as a high rate of psychiatric comorbidity. Their clinical course is highly variable. There is controversy at present over theoretical explanations of the causes of GID and over treatment approaches, particularly with respect to early hormonal intervention strategies.

read more at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2697020/