Psychiatry’s Gender Trouble


Michael F. Myers, MD, discusses issues of gender and sexuality, both today and in recent psychiatric history.


LGBTQ issues are some of the most pressing and difficult topics facing psychiatrists today. In this podcast, Psychiatric TimesTM interviews Michael F. Myers about gender and sexuality. Topics of discussion include:

  • Current subjects in gender and sexuality, including gender dysmorphia
  • How psychiatry’s understanding of sexuality and gender has changed over time
  • His own experience as a doctor during the AIDS crisis

Find out more about Dr Myers and his experience treating patients during the AIDS crisis in his new memoir, Becoming a Doctors’ Doctor.

Dr Myers is professor of Clinical Psychiatry and immediate past Vice-Chair of Education and Director of Training in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at SUNY-Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY.

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