Dr. Weyrich's Naturopathic Functional Medicine Notebook is a collection of information on topics of interest to Dr. Weyrich that may be of interest to the world wide audience. Due to limitations of time, not all information that Dr. Weyrich knows or would like to further research is published here. Dr. Weyrich welcomes financial contributions to support specific research topics, as well as copies of non-free access journal articles for him to review on a topic. Constructive criticism is also welcome.


Overview of Gender Identity Disorders and Paraphilias

According to ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Codes, Gender Identity Disorders are "characterized by a strong and persistent cross-gender identification (such as stating a desire to be the other sex or frequently passing as the other sex) coupled with persistent discomfort with his or her sex (manifested in adults, for example, as a preoccupation with altering primary and secondary sex characteristics through hormonal manipulation or surgery)." Dr. Weyrich recognizes that these official ICD-10 diagnosis codes, which are sanctioned by the U.S. Government, are politically controversial. Dr. Weyrich is not trained in the treatment of these disorders nor in the associated procedures of "gender reassignment." Dr. Weyrich considers gender-reassignment to be an allopathic procedure that violates the tenets of naturopathy.

It is interesting to note, however, that Quantitative EEG databases are normed separately for males and females, presumably because the "mind maps" generated by QEEG do show gender-related differences. This being the case, it is theoretically possible to use neurofeedback to suppress cross-gender tendencies. Informed consent and active participation of the patient would be a mandatory component of any such attempt.

According to ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Codes, Paraphilias are "Sexual urges, fantasies, or behaviors generally involving themes of suffering, humiliation, sexual activity with non-consenting partners or children, or an orientation toward non-human objects for sexual arousal." Note that some of these activities are legally mandated as reportable, especially if specific targets can be identified. Dr. Weyrich is not trained in the treatment of these disorders.


Differential Diagnosis of Gender Identity Disorders and Paraphilias


References for Gender Identity Disorders and Paraphilias