Misdiagnosing gender dysphoria in adolescents: 5 case studies


Five adolescents ages 13-15 all presenting with Gender Dysphoria were misdiagnosed by other clinicians (as Borderline Personality Disorder, Autism, Schizophrenia, or Bipolar Disorder). This study reviews their case histories... [ view full abstract ]


To assist clinicians with differential diagnoses of Gender Dysphoria in young adolescents. [ view full abstract ]


Five case studies provide examples of adolescents who have been misdiagnosed and treated for behavioral health diagnoses they did not meet the diagnostic criteria instead of Gender Dysphoria. Diagnostic criteria for each... [ view full abstract ]

Main Outcome Measures

DSM V criteria and ICD11 criteria for Gender Dsyphoria. [ view full abstract ]


All five case studies meet criteria for Gender Dysphoria . [ view full abstract ]


Adolescents presenting for treatment are often misdiagnosed by clinicians who are either unfamiliar with Gender Dsyphoria or who find it difficult to differentiate from other disorders. Comorbid presentations of multiple... [ view full abstract ]


  1. David Bathory (Bathory International)

Topic Area

Oral & Poster Topics: Children and adolescents


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