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The Royal College of Psychiatrists Improving the lives of people with mental illness


Current studies

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Surveillance System

A new study will be commencing in February 2015.


Gender Identity Disorder (GID)

*  This UK- and Republic of Ireland-wide study commenced in November 2011. 

*  It is the first formal epidemiological study of GID in children and adolescents and will involve consultant Paediatricians as well as Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists

*  The study aims to estimate the incidence of GID; describe clinical presentation, co-morbidities and natural history; and examine current management and short-term treatment outcomes

*  The study will inform service provision and clinical management of this important condition

*  Funded by: Tavistock & Portman grant via the Advisory Group for National Specialised Services

*  REC Approval: London Bloomsbury REC (ref.11/LO/1512) and the National Information Governance Board under Section 251 (ECC 8-02(FT4)/2011).


REC Approval: the Charing Cross Hospital MREC (Ref: 08/H0711/30), PIAG Section 60 Support (Ref: PIAG/BPSU 3-06(FT1)/2008)


Lead InvestigatorDr Sophie Khadr Academic Clinical Lecturer General and Adolescent Paediatrics, UCL Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford St, London WC1N 1EH.


Further information on the study, including the case definition and reporting instructions, are available from:





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