People with gid, sometimes referred to as transsexualism, have been described as feeling deep within themselves, usually from early childhood, that they are of the opposite sex. Transvestites do not identify themselves as of the opposite sex. When gender identity begins in childhood, these children have a developmental lag in achieving a sense of gender constancy or stability (ex. acceptance that one is a boy or girl for life) People with gender identity issues often experience anxiety and depression. Gid in childhood is linked with separation anxiety disorder. Children who experience a sense of inappropriateness in the culturally prescribed gender role of their sex but who do not experience discomfort with their biologically sex should not be considered to have gid. (cid:373)others" i(cid:374)gestio(cid:374) of pre(cid:374)atal se(cid:454) hor(cid:373)o(cid:374)es give children a higher than usual levels of cross-gender interests and behavior. Therapies for gender identity issues there are 2 main types: body alterations 6-12 months of psychotherapy.