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Unformatted text preview: Thinking Disorders-Psychology Concomitants • Social ostracism and depression in childhood • Some become transsexuals in adulthood • Many are gay, lesbian, or bisexual. Gender does not determine their sexual preference • Not Associated with transvestism Treatment of Gender Identity Disorder • Different Points of View o Society needs to change to accept “Deviant” behaviors Thus, provides support for child’s preferences Attempt to enhance self-esteem and coping o Or, child needs to learn to behave “appropriately” to enhance peer acceptance Thus, attempt to train and reinforce gender appropriate behavior o Note: Cross-gender behavior and preferences without aversion to own gender is not gender identity disorder Paraphilias • Fetishism o Not usually sexual, such as shoes....
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This note was uploaded on 03/31/2011 for the course PSYCH 4130 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at Georgia State.
- Spring '11