Mental Health Professionals Say Much About Being Transgender Is Unclear.

USA Today (8/22, Jayson) reports in a related article that “even mental health professionals who specialize in gender identity say there is much about being transgender that is unclear,” therefore “classifying it for treatment purposes is challenging.” The piece quotes New York psychiatrist Jack Drescher, MD, who was a member of the American Psychiatric Association’s work group on gender identity working on revisions for the DSM-5. Dr. Drescher said, “This is the only mental disorder where the treatment is changing the body” to align a person’s physical characteristics so they match gender identity.

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— “What ‘transgender’ means, and how society views it, “Sharon Jayson, USA Today, August 23, 2013.

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