In the United States, the gender-identity-related social anxiety disorder gender dysphoria is a relatively new condition that was first recognized in 2008.
While there are numerous treatments for gender dysphoric children and adolescents, these are often expensive and have limited long-term success.
Now, a new study led by researchers at the University of California at Berkeley has developed a new treatment, called gender-affirming toys, that can be used as a “gift” for kids with anxiety and gender dysphorical disorders.
The study, published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology, found that gender-confirming toys are effective in treating gender dysphory and related anxiety.
The research, which is supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the American Psychological Association (APA), also found that these toys are a safe and effective way for children to express themselves in a safe, respectful way, and that the therapy is safe and easy to administer.
The researchers found that while the toy may be expensive, the effectiveness of the therapy in reducing anxiety and anxiety related symptoms is higher than the standard treatment for gender-dysphoric children, namely medication.
“It’s a very inexpensive and effective intervention, because of its simplicity,” said Dr. Lisa Wiese, one of the researchers and the director of the Center for Gender and Social Development at UC Berkeley.
“Parents are really encouraged to use these toys as part of their therapy, and the benefits are enormous.”
This is not the first time that gender affirming toys have been used in the treatment of gender dysphoriac children and their parents.
A 2009 study, conducted by researchers in the United Kingdom, also found similar results.
But the current study is different in that it focused on a treatment of children with gender dysphorias and gender-related anxiety, rather than children with other gender-disordered symptoms.
The goal of the current research is to expand the therapeutic potential of these toys by providing a new tool to treat gender dysphorie and gender related anxiety, and also to provide an alternative to standard treatments for these disorders.
“This is a huge step forward for our field, and it is a significant step forward in our understanding of how to treat these disorders,” said Wieses.
“The current results are really groundbreaking, and we are excited to see more research that will support and extend these findings.”
The researchers used a model that they developed to assess whether a toy that could be used to treat anxiety or gender dysphorous symptoms would be effective in reducing gender dysphorian symptoms.
This study was a pilot study designed to evaluate the efficacy of gender-responsive toys for children with and without gender dysphorisias.
To assess whether these toys would help the children with anxiety or other gender dysphorecognizable symptoms, the researchers used data from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the University Health Network (UHN) to create a model of a toy to assess anxiety and/or gender dysphorus symptoms.
Participants were assigned to one of three groups: (1) a control group that received no treatment, (2) a treatment group that had one treatment session a week, and (3) a placebo group that did not receive treatment.
The control group consisted of children who did not have gender dysphorians symptoms, and those who did.
The treatment group consisted, on average, of children in the control group who had no gender dysphores symptoms.
At the end of each treatment session, the children were randomly assigned to the treatment group or the control.
For each toy, the therapists used a video of a child speaking about their gender identity to identify whether the child was presenting with gender-relevant anxiety or anxiety related to their gender dysphorean disorder.
The therapists then assessed the children on gender dysphoro-diagnostic measures.
Gender-affirmative toys were tested by two researchers who did a meta-analysis of their data.
Both of these researchers also had access to data from UHN’s National Gender Identity Inventory (NGI).
The NGI is a self-report tool that measures children’s experience of their gender identities.
The NGLI is a standardized scale developed by the American Psychiatric Association that measures the degree to which children self-identify as a certain gender, and includes gender-specific questions.
The scale also includes gender expression questions that include questions about how gender relates to others, and gender role questions.
In addition to the two reviewers who evaluated the data, a third researcher reviewed the data and provided comments.
The data were then independently analyzed by a third reviewer.
“There were no statistically significant differences between the treatment groups or the placebo group, indicating that there was no significant difference between the treatments,” said co-author Dr. David L. Siegel, a professor of pediatrics and psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
“Our findings are consistent with the hypothesis that gender identification is not a reliable marker for gender identity, but rather, children who have gender-appropriate interests, behaviors, and experiences are more