• Ronald A. LaTorre


Of all the psychodiagnoses, schizophrenia has captured the lion’s share of time, effort, financial support, and interest for the last half century (Arieti, 1974). The purpose of this chapter is to review clinical and empirical evidence regarding gender identity and gender roles of schizophrenics as well as to consider possible explanations for gender identity or role disturbances. Symptomatology and selected demographic characteristics are reviewed, as are studies that have directly assessed the gender identity and gender roles of schizophrenics. It is suggested that a gender identity or role difficulty is consistent with the literature on schizophrenia, and that gender identity or role problems must be included in any comprehensive theory of schizophrenia.


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  • Ronald A. LaTorre
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  1. 1.Vancouver School Board and The University of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada

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