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Gender Identity Disorders

  • Stephen B. Levine
Part of the Critical Issues in Psychiatry book series (CIPS)


To the extent that psychopathology illuminates the subtle healthy processes of development, the gender identity disorders teach us about the most fundamental aspects of our sexual selves. Suffering and lost potential abound among the gender-disordered, but so do courage, determination, and triumph of the belief in self-expression.


Gender Identity Sexual Identity Gender Dysphoria Gender Identity Disorder Transvestic Fetishism 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephen B. Levine
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  1. 1.Center for Human Sexuality, Department of Psychiatry, University Hospitals of ClevelandCase Western Reserve University School of MedicineClevelandUSA

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