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Diagnostic criteria for Gender DysphoriaAccording to the DSM-5, gender dysphoria is defined as a condition when an individual is having contradiction with gender and the biological sex that they were born with. These individuals request to be treated and referred to as the opposite sex. They alsogenerally become highly upset when referred to as their biological gender. These individuals also typically prefer to have surgery and/or hormonal treatment to help change their biological sex and make it more congruent with their preferred sex (Kaltiala-Heino, 2018). Interview assessments and questionnaires are the tools used to confirm the diagnosis of gender dysphoria. Not all diagnoses of gender dysphoria are exact to the DSM-5 criteria like other psychiatric diagnoses. In order to meet criteria for gender dysphoria in the DSM-5, symptoms must be present for at least 6 months but do not necessarily occur during childhood. However, significant impairment in daily functioning

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