Explaining and Treating Gender Identity Disorder


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Which of the following best describes an individual that may have gender identity disorder?

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1. It appears that Gregg may have gender identity disorder. What form of treatment should be attempted first?

2. People who believe that gender identity disorder is a mental illness generally believe which of the following?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

With this quiz and worksheet, you will define gender identity disorder, and learn about the characteristics of someone with the condition. You will also review the psychological and biological causes and the forms of treatments available.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Definition of gender identity disorder
  • Psychological and biological causes of gender identity disorder
  • Types of treatment available
  • Transsexual characteristics

Skills Practiced

The worksheet and quiz will allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on gender identity disorder
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the characteristics of male-to-female transsexuals and interpret it correctly
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as the psychological and biological causes of gender identity disorder

Additional Learning

To learn more about this disorder, review the accompanying lesson on Gender Identity Disorder Characteristics and Treatment. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define gender identity disorder
  • Understand the possible causes, both psychological and biological
  • Learn the treatments available to people with gender identity disorder
  • Understand the characteristics of transsexual individuals
  • Become familiar with the term gender dysphoria