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Diagnosis Essay

4194 words - 17 pages

Part 1:

DIAGNOSIS

Name of Client: “Jasmin”
DSM-5 Diagnosis: Gender Dysphoria in Adolescents and Adults
Code: 302.85 (F64.1)

INTRODUCTION
Jasmin “Jas” is a 19 year old girl. Jasmin was born on March 20, 1995 in Buliaw 1, Cotabato City. Her parents name was Mr. Michael and Mrs. Meriam. Jasmin’s mother is an Overseas Filipino Worker in Kuwait and her father is a businessman.
Jasmin is the eldest among the four (4) siblings. She took her elementary education in Agape, Elementary School, Cotabato City. Her secondary education in Kabacan National High School and she is now pursuing her tertiary education in University of Southern Mindanao, Kabacan, North Cotabato.
When Jasmin was still ...view middle of the document...

Jasmine refuse to use the “bestida” and Meriam got mad at her. Meriam hit her in different parts of her body and burn Jasmin’s clothes because of too much anger.
Even now that Jasmin is already 19 years old, Jasmin preferred to be with boyfriends than girlfriends. Jasmin used to wear loose shirts and jersey shirts. Also, Jasmine use girdle to make her breast less visible. Jasmin refuse to have romantic relationship with boys and she chose girls. Jasmin had many girlfriends. Up to this time, Jasmin has a girlfriend and they have been together for 1 year and five months.

Diagnostic Criteria | Given Facts |
Diagnostic CriteriaA.A marked incongruence between one’s experienced/expressed gender and assigned gender, of at least 6 months’ duration, as manifested by at least two of the following: 1. A marked incongruence between one’s experienced/expressed gender and primaryand/or secondary sex characteristics (or in young adolescents, the anticipatedsecondary sex characteristics). 2. A strong desire to be rid of one’s primary and/or secondary sex characteristics because of a marked incongruence with one’s experienced/expressed gender (or in young adolescents, a desire to prevent the development of the anticipated secondary sex characteristics). 3. A strong desire for the primary and/or secondary sex characteristics of the othergender. 4. A strong desire to be of the other gender (or some alternative gender different from one’s assigned gender). 5. A strong desire to be treated as the other gender (or some alternative gender differentfrom one’s assigned gender). 6. A strong conviction that one has the typical feelings and reactions of the other gender(or some alternative gender different from one’s assigned gender).B.The condition is associated with clinically significant distress or impairment in: * Social * Occupational * Other important areas of functioning. | This was evidence in the following events: * Since Jasmin was still in kindergarten and Jasmin was four (4) years old that time, Jasmin felt that she preferred to play with her boyfriends than girlfriends. * During Jasmin’s childhood days,she loves to play “baril-barilan”, basketball, trucks and cars. According to Jasmin, she find this games more interesting compared to girl’s play like bahay-bahayan, Barbie dolls, and Chinese garter. * Jasmin loves to wear boy’s clothing and during her first year in college, Jasmin decided to have a boy cut.Jasmine decided to change her hairstyle from long hair to short hair just to have a boy look. * During Jasmin’s elementary days, Jasmin’s mother buy clothes for her just like “bestidas”, Jasmin refuse to use “bestidas”. Instead, Jasmin wear loose shirts and jersey shorts.This was evidence when: * Jasmin preferred to hang out with boyfriends than to girlfriends. * Jasmin loves to have a romantic relationship with girls. Jasmin ignore boy suitors. * When Jasmin was still a child, most of the time, Jasmin’s playmates and...

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