Call to Action: Mental Health and Medical Professionals Please Send Your Comments to the DSM-5 Task Force
The APA DSM-5 Task Force has posted draft diagnostic criteria for public review and comment through April 20, 2010. Please follow the links at right for responses by this group to the proposed diagnostic categories of Gender Incongruence and Transvestic Disorder for gender variant children, adolescents and adults.
We encourage mental health professionals to review the draft DSM language and our responses and deliver your own comments to the DSM-5 Task Force by going to the dsm5.org web site, login (create a user ID) and make comments before the April 20th deadline.
The International Foundation for Gender Education (IFGE) has posted an online petition at dsm.ifge.org/petition calling for removal of the Transvestic Disorder diagnosis (302.3) from the DSM-5. Please help put an end to this defamatory and hurtful psychiatric label by adding your name and spreading the word to your organizations, friends and contacts.
This group is examining the draft diagnostic criteria from the DSM-5 Task Force and developing suggested responses. We will post the results of our work by the end of March to give others an opportunity to respond to the APA by the April 20th deadline. Please check back to see our progress.