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Psy 303 Abnormal Psychology 1

Controversy: Gender Dysphoria- Should It Be in the DSM-5?

Beforeworking on this discussion, please read Chapter 12 in the course text,the article by Kamens (2011), watch the Beyond the Gender Binary: YeeWon Chong at TEDxRainier  video, and review any relevant InstructorGuidance.

For this discussion, you will enter into a conversation on anotherongoing controversy and contemporary issue regarding abnormalpsychology. Specifically, should gender dysphoria be included as adiagnosis in the DSM-5? It is absolutely essential that you view therequired video and read the required article and your instructor’sinitial post before participating in this discussion.

As you enter into this conversation, carefully consider thehistorical information you read regarding the rationale behind excludingthe DSM-IV-TR diagnosis of gender identity disorder from the DSM-5.Then, take a moment to relate this historical background to the currentethical, clinical, and social controversies regarding gender dysphoriaand the DSM-5. Analyze this controversy within the context of howclinicians ethically identify and treat psychiatric conditions. Be sureto integrate knowledge of any appropriate cultural considerationspsychologist must be aware of when diagnosing gender dysphoria.

800 Words.

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


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