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Student Student Student Prof. Doersch WRTG 3020 November 12, 2008 Final Draft What are the Arguments For and Against a Gender Variant Child Being Classified by Psychologists as Having a Disorder? An Annotated Bibliography American Psychiatric Association. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision (DSM-IV-TR) . Virginia: American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc., 2000. Psychiatry online DSM library . Web. 10 Nov. 2008. The DSM-IV-TR is the definitive source psychiatrists use in diagnosing patients with mental disorders. Within the section “Diagnostic Criteria for Gender Identity Disorder” (GID), there are four criteria listed, of which all must be met in order for a diagnosis to be made. The American Psychiatric Association (APA) also makes a further distinction between adults and children within GID by assigning different numerical codes depending on whether the patient is a child or an adolescent or adult. The controversy I will explore in my essay is centered on the inclusion of GID in the DSM-IV-TR. The criteria outlined by the American Psychiatric Society are central to exploring whether or not children experiencing gender identity dysphoria should be placed within the bounds of the DSM-IV-TR. Bartlett, Nancy H., Paul L. Vasey, and William M. Bukowski. Is Gender Identity Disorder in Children a Mental Disorder?” Sex Roles: A Journal of Research Dec. 2000 <http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m2294/is _2000_Dec/ai _75959827>. This article explores whether or not classifying a child as having GID is appropriate, considering the criteria specified by the APA. The authors conclude that children classified as GID should not necessarily be treated as having a mental disorder. The information provided in this article is useful because it offers support for declassifying GID as a mental disorder, which I plan to make a focal point in my persuasive essay. Brill, Stephanie, and Rachel Pepper. The Transgender Child . San Francisco, Calif.: Cleis. Press, 2008. Print. 1
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Student Brill and Pepper take a comprehensive look at issues surrounding transgender children. The book mainly serves as a handbook for those who live or work with transgender children. However, the authors also offer perspective relating to the labeling of children as GIDC. This book will be useful in my research because of the wealth of information it offers about transgender children. The fact that the authors chose to focus exclusively on children is especially beneficial, because this is a relatively newly acknowledged sub-group within the transgender community. Brill and Pepper also include a section containing a comprehensive list of terminology and definitions pertaining to transgender children. These definitions will be particularly useful to me as I explain the concepts of transgender and GID in my essay.
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