… terms like “Gender Identity Disorder” characterize all trans people as mentally ill. Based on the standards to be set by the DSM-V, individuals will be diagnosed with Gender Dysphoria for displaying “a marked incongruence between one’s experienced/expressed gender and assigned gender.”

“All psychiatric diagnoses occur within a cultural context,” said Jack Drescher, a member of the APA subcommittee working on the revision. “We know there is a whole community of people out there who are not seeking medical attention and live between the two binary categories. We wanted to send the message that the therapist’s job isn’t to pathologize.”

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    From what I understand, this is good, yeah? Especially the bolded makes it seem like they’re really considering at least...
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    the first one (with emphasis added) is what worries me most about this decision
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    See, the DSM does make progress. Once again: Psychiatry isn’t evil.
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