DSM-III

In DSM-III, this category is called Atypical Gender Identity Disorder

This is a residual category for recording disorders in gender identity that are not classifiable as a specific Gender Identity Disorder.

DSM-IV

In DSM-IV, this category is called Gender Identity Disorder Not Otherwise Specified

This category is included for recording disorders in gender identity that are not classifiable as a specific Gender Identity Disorder. Examples include

  1. Intersex conditions (e.g., androgen insensitivity syndrome or congenital adrenal hyperplasia) and accompanying gender dysphoria
  2. Transient, stress-related cross-dressing behavior
  3. Persistent preoccupation with castration or penectomy without a desire to acquire the sex characteristics of the other sex

DSM-5

This category applies to presentations in which symptoms characteristic of gender dysphoria that cause clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning predominate but do not meet the full criteria for gender dysphoria. The unspecified gender dysphoria category is used in situations in which the clinician chooses not to specify the reason that the criteria are not met for gender dysphoria, and includes presentations in which there is insufficient information to make a more specific diagnosis.

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