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Transvestic Disorder 

Transvestic Disorder
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Transvestic Disorder
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J. Paul Fedoroff

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190466329.003.0008
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date: 20 April 2021

Abstract: Transvestic disorder is defined as a condition in which there is persistent (at least 6 months), recurrent, and intense sexual arousal from wearing clothes associated with the opposite gender as evidenced by fantasies, urges, or behaviors. The condition causes clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning. The term “transvestism” is used in this chapter in recognition that most people with transvestic interests never seek or require psychiatric care. This chapter discusses the Fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders diagnostic criteria for transvestic disorder, along with the diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis. The recent literature on these topics is reviewed.

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