Features of the differential diagnosis of persons with gender identity disorders

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Abstract

We presented a study of the features of gender identity in people undergoing gender, psychological and psychiatric examination to address the issue of gender reassignment. We analyze the specifics of gender identity, levels of masculinity and femininity, the similarities and differentiation within four nosological groups, which include persons with gender identity disorders (GID) with transsexualism, personality disorders, diseases of the schizophrenia spectrum, and with organic mental disorders. We address the question of the differential diagnosis in the process of psychological screening of people with transsexualism and other types of GID. The analytical description of the four algorithms and their comparison are psychologically specific, qualitative research, almost impossible using statistical method of data processing. The data presented may be useful to specialists involved in the study of persons with gender identity disorders.

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Keywords: gender identity disorder, transsexualism, differential diagnosis, masculinity, femininity.

Journal rubric: Juridical Psychology

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Novikova Z.D., Dvoryanchikov N.V. Features of the differential diagnosis of persons with gender identity disorders [Elektronnyi resurs]. Psikhologicheskaya nauka i obrazovanie psyedu.ru [Psychological Science and Education psyedu.ru], 2013. Vol. 5, no. 3 (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Information About the Authors

Z. D. Novikova, psychologist, Moscow City Psychoendocrinological center, Moscow, Russia, e-mail: zinasun@gmail.com

Nikolay V. Dvoryanchikov, PhD in Psychology, Docent, Dean, Faculty of Legal and Forensic Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1462-5469, e-mail: dvorian@gmail.com

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