Looking Back, Pushing Forward
The American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) - the "bible" of mental illness - is currently being reviewed in preparation for its fifth release. Among its nearly 300 entries is Gender Identity Disorder (GID), a diagnosis applied to every transgender person who enters the healthcare system. IN THE LIFE looks at the battles being waged within the psychiatric and transgender communities over whether to reform or eliminate GID as a diagnosis, and the implications for transgender healthcare.
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