Sexual maturation disorder

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Sexual maturation disorder
SpecialtyPsychiatry

Sexual maturation disorder is a disorder of anxiety or depression related to an uncertainty about one's gender identity or sexual orientation. The World Health Organization (WHO) lists sexual maturation disorder in the ICD-10, under "Psychological and behavioural disorders associated with sexual development and orientation".[1] In the ICD-10 it is explicitly stated that sexual orientation, by itself, is not a disorder and is not classified under this heading.[1] Sexual maturation disorder, along with ego-dystonic sexual orientation and sexual relationship disorder, was introduced to the ICD in 1990, replacing the ICD-9 diagnosis of homosexuality.[2] The diagnosis is not included in the ICD-11.[3][4]

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  1. ^ a b F66.0
  2. ^ Drescher, Jack (4 August 2015). "Queer diagnoses revisited: The past and future of homosexuality and gender diagnoses in DSM and ICD". International Review of Psychiatry. 27 (5): 386–395. doi:10.3109/09540261.2015.1053847.
  3. ^ Reed, Geoffrey M.; Drescher, Jack; Krueger, Richard B.; Atalla, Elham; Cochran, Susan D.; First, Michael B.; Cohen-Kettenis, Peggy T.; Arango-de Montis, Iván; Parish, Sharon J.; Cottler, Sara; Briken, Peer; Saxena, Shekhar (October 2016). "Disorders related to sexuality and gender identity in the ICD-11: revising the ICD-10 classification based on current scientific evidence, best clinical practices, and human rights considerations". World Psychiatry. 15 (3): 205–221. doi:10.1002/wps.20354. PMC 5032510.
  4. ^ Cochran, Susan D; Drescher, Jack; Kismödi, Eszter; Giami, Alain; García-Moreno, Claudia; Atalla, Elham; Marais, Adele; Vieira, Elisabeth Meloni; Reed, Geoffrey M (1 September 2014). "Proposed declassification of disease categories related to sexual orientation in the (ICD-11)". Bulletin of the World Health Organization. 92 (9): 672–679. doi:10.2471/BLT.14.135541.

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