Is Gender Dysphoria a form of mental illness?
By -- Mar 16, 2022
Although gender dysphoria is listed in the DSM 5, most mental health practitioners do not consider crossdressing, being genderqueer, transsexualism or Trans in general to be a mental illness per se. However, due to the discrimination and prejudice these individuals face, many do suffer from mental health issues secondary to their GD. Some of the most common are clinically significant levels of depression, anxiety, depersonalization and substance abuse/dependence.