The Gender Identity Disorder is a clinical condition characterized by a lack integration between the biological sex genetically determined and the representation of their sexual identity. In this condition person not recognize in their sexual role experiencing a series of emotional experiences contrasting and characterized by a desire to change their appearance. The objective of this work is to provide a general overview about the disorder and legal procedures for surgical reconstruction of sex. The authors discuss the clinical case of a patient evaluated at the S.C. of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy Adult and Developmental Ages’ to the ASL of Taranto. The focus will be on the psychodiagnostic survey used to arrive at the diagnosis. The aim is to portray the perfect psychological conditions that a person with such clinical condition should possess in order to receive authorization for surgical reconstruction of sex.
Keywords: Gender identity disorder, transgender, transsexual, psychodiagnostic examination, diagnosis, surgical sex reassignment.