Controversy: Gender Dysphoria- Should It Be in the DSM-5?
working on this discussion, please read Chapter 12 in the course text,
the article by Kamens (2011), watch the Beyond the Gender Binary: Yee
Won Chong at TEDxRainier video, and review any relevant Instructor
For this discussion, you will enter into a conversation on another
ongoing controversy and contemporary issue regarding abnormal
psychology. Specifically, should gender dysphoria be included as a
diagnosis in the DSM-5? It is absolutely essential that you view the
required video and read the required article and your instructor’s
initial post before participating in this discussion.
As you enter into this conversation, carefully consider the
historical information you read regarding the rationale behind excluding
the DSM-IV-TR diagnosis of gender identity disorder from the DSM-5.
Then, take a moment to relate this historical background to the current
ethical, clinical, and social controversies regarding gender dysphoria
and the DSM-5. Analyze this controversy within the context of how
clinicians ethically identify and treat psychiatric conditions. Be sure
to integrate knowledge of any appropriate cultural considerations
psychologist must be aware of when diagnosing gender dysphoria.
undefined Getzfeld, A., & Schwartz, S. (2013). Abnormal psychology: DSM-5 update . San Diego, CA: Bridgepoint Education.
TED. (Producer). (2012). Beyond the gender binary: Yee Won Chong at TEDxRainier [Video file]. Retrieved from http://tedxtalks.ted.com/video/Beyond-the-Gender-Binary-Yee-Wo