Sexual and gender identity disorder: full range of human sexual thoughts, feelings and actions that are. Chapter 14: sexual and gender identity disorders generally regarded as abnormal and dysfunctional. Gggeeennndddeeerrr iiidddeeennntttiiitttyyy dddiiisssooorrrddd eeerrr: sexual identity our sense of ourselves as male or female, sexual orientation our preference for the sex of a partner. Belief that the behaviour was no longer a phase that the child would grow out of. Threshold violation (wanting to dress certain way outside of home also) Belief that the child was experiencing intense distress about being a boy or girl. Therapies for gender identity disorder: there are 2 main types one attempts to alter the body to suit the person"s psychology the other is designed to alter the psychology to match the person"s body. Prior to body alterations the person is required to go through 6-12 months of psychotherapy.