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DSM-5-TR Series: Gender Dysphoria


Gender Dysphoria, previously termed as Gender Identity Disorder, represents a profound and personal dissonance between an individual's experienced or expressed gender and the gender assigned to them at birth. This condition, though deeply individual, has been historically shaped by societal, medical, and psychological discourses, often reflecting broader issues of gender norms, rights, and societal acceptance. This comprehensive course delves into this pivotal subject, concentrating on:

  • Gender Dysphoria Overview
  • Gender Dysphoria in Children
  • Gender Dysphoria in Adolescents and Adults

Embark on a transformative journey as we explore:

  1. Historical Progression and Societal Imprints: Traverse through history to unravel how perceptions of Gender Dysphoria have evolved over time. Witness the profound influence of societal norms, medical perspectives, and the continuous battle for rights and acceptance in shaping the narrative.
  2. Diagnostic Insights and Considerations: Dive into the diagnostic criteria of Gender Dysphoria as laid out in the DSM-5-TR. Recognize the nuances, the evolution from previous DSM versions, and the importance of sensitive, person-centered assessments. Differentiate between genuine cases of Gender Dysphoria and other gender-related experiences.
  3. Therapeutic Journeys: Explore the spectrum of therapeutic interventions, ranging from counseling, hormone therapies, surgeries, to support groups. Appreciate the intricacies of each intervention, their indications, and the need for individualized, informed consent-based approaches.
  4. Broader Impacts and Advocacy: Deliberate on the societal, legal, and personal challenges faced by those with Gender Dysphoria. Recognize the ongoing struggles for acceptance, rights, and medical access. Through this curriculum, we strive to counter prevalent misconceptions and biases, aiming to foster an environment of understanding, respect, and acceptance.

By the end of this course, participants are expected to achieve a profound understanding of Gender Dysphoria as delineated in the DSM-5-TR. This journey seeks to fuse clinical knowledge with deep-rooted empathy, essential for understanding, supporting, and advocating for individuals experiencing Gender Dysphoria. The insights and compassion instilled throughout this course aim to create a foundation for genuine care and advocacy, underlining the paramount importance of respect, informed understanding, and therapeutic collaboration in championing the well-being and rights of those traversing the complex terrains of gender identity.


  • 3 Sections
  • 15 Lessons
  • 0 Quizzes
  • 10h Duration
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  1. Introduction
  2. Historical Shifts in Perspectives
  3. The Need for Ongoing Advocacy
Gender Dysphoria
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  1. Introduction
  2. Diagnostic Criteria
  3. The Impacts
  4. The Etiology (Origins and Causes)
  5. Comorbidities
  6. Risk Factors
  7. Case Study
  8. Recent Psychology Research Findings
  9. Treatment and Interventions
  10. Implications if Untreated
  11. Summary
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  1. Gender Dysphoria


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