ERIC Number: EJ628845
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
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Is Gender Identity Disorder in Children a Mental Disorder?
Bartlett, Nancy H.; Vasey, Paul L.; Bukowski, William M.
Sex Roles: A Journal of Research, v43 n11-12 p753-85 Dec 2000
Evaluates empirical studies to determine whether Gender Identity Disorder (GID) in children meets DSM-IV definitional criteria of mental illness. Concludes that children who experience a sense of inappropriateness in their culturally prescribed sex role but do not experience discomfort with their biological sex should not be considered to have a GID. (SM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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