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(obsolete) A fiddle.
Compare Old French gigue. See jig (noun).
Back-formation from giddy
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Most children diagnosed with GID eventually grow out of it but some psychiatrists try to speed up the process, usually using psychotherapy.
For children, a clear diagnosis may not be possible until the teenage years since most children grow out of GID problems.
To prove their case, some psychiatrists point to the fact that boys are up to six times more likely to be diagnosed with GID and singled out for treatment than girls.
While not all persons with GID are labeled as transsexuals, there are those who are determined to undergo sex change procedures or have done so, and, therefore, are classified as transsexual.
Gender identity disorder (GID)-A strong and lasting cross-gender identification and persistent discomfort with one's biological gender (sex) role.
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