Gender Identity Disorder and Psychosexual Problems in Children and Adolescents

Gender Identity Disorder and Psychosexual Problems in Children and Adolescents

by Kenneth J. Zucker, Susan J. Bradley

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Overview


This unique and timely volume provides a comprehensive overview of the most recent clinical work and research on the topic. Reflecting the authors' years of expertise in assessing and treating this population, this detailed work covers:

* Core phenomenology
* Epidemiology
* Diagnosis and assessment
* Associated psychopathology
* Etiology
* Treatment
* Long-term follow-up

Following an overview of the disorder, the first section of the book deals with young children, providing a detailed analysis of gender identity disorder in both boys and girls. The authors integrate information from the extant literature with findings from the largest sample of children with this disorder ever studied. The second section, which focuses on adolescents, covers gender identity disorder, transvestic fetishism--also based on the largest sample of individuals ever studied--and homosexuality. Shedding light on the topic as well are cogent discussions of relevant studies of adults with transsexualism and analyses of recent research on the development of sexual orientation. Detailed clinical case material, which brings the issues to life, is included throughout.

Providing the most in-depth, authoritative resource available on the diagnosis, assessment, etiology, and treatment of gender identity disorder in children and adolescents, this volume is invaluable for child psychiatrists and psychologists, sexologists, pediatricians, social workers, and scholars and students of human sexuality, gender development, and child psychopathology. Debunking many of the myths and generalizations associated with this population, this volume also lays the groundwork for future critical discussion.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780898622669
Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date: 10/13/1995
Pages: 456
Sales rank: 824,605
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author


Kenneth J. Zucker, Ph.D., is Head of the Child and Adolescent Gender Identity Clinic and Psychologist-in-Charge at the Child and Family Studies Centre, Clarke Institute of Psychiatry. He is also Associate Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology at the University of Toronto.

Susan J. Bradley, M.D., is Psychiatrist-in-Chief at the Hospital for Sick Children and Head of the Division of Child Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. She is the Consultant Psychiatrist at the Child and Adolescent Gender Identity Clinic, Child and Family Studies Centre, of the Clarke Institute of Psychiatry.

Table of Contents


1. An Overview.
2. Phenomenology.
3. Epidemiology.
4. Diagnosis and Assessment.
5. Associated Psychopathology.
6. Etiology: Biological Research on Gender Identity Disorder and Related Conditions.
7. Etiology: Psychosocial Research.
8. A Clinical Formulation.
9. Treatment.
10. Follow-Up.
11. Gender Identity Disorder in Adolescence.
12. Transvestic Fetishism in Adolescence.
13. Homosexuality in Adolescence.

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Child psychiatrists and psychologists, sexologists, pediatricians, social workers, and scholars and students of human sexuality, gender development, and child psychopathology.

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