News Johns Hopkins Psychiatrist: Transgender is Mental Disorder

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  1. Gretsch Man

    Gretsch Man Well-Known Member

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    The article is from last year, but it's an interesting read. It's nice when a professional has the balls to call shit like this what it really is.

    http://cnsnews.com/news/article/mic...atrist-transgender-mental-disorder-sex-change


    Johns Hopkins Psychiatrist: Transgender is ‘Mental Disorder;' Sex Change ‘Biologically Impossible’

    (CNSNews.com) -- Dr. Paul R. McHugh, the former psychiatrist-in-chief for Johns Hopkins Hospital [1] and its current Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry, said that transgenderism is a “mental disorder” that merits treatment, that sex change is “biologically impossible,” and that people who promote sexual reassignment surgery are collaborating with and promoting a mental disorder.

    Dr. McHugh, the author of six books and at least 125 peer-reviewed medical articles, made his remarks in a recent commentary [2] in the Wall Street Journal, where he explained that transgender surgery is not the solution for people who suffer a “disorder of ‘assumption’” – the notion that their maleness or femaleness is different than what nature assigned to them biologically.

    He also reported on a new study showing that the suicide rate among transgendered people who had reassignment surgery is 20 times higher than the suicide rate among non-transgender people. Dr. McHugh further noted studies from Vanderbilt University and London’s Portman Clinic of children who had expressed transgender feelings but for whom, over time, 70%-80% “spontaneously lost those feelings.”

    While the Obama administration, Hollywood, and major media such as Time magazine promote transgenderism as normal, said Dr. McHugh, these “policy makers and the media are doing no favors either to the public or the transgendered by treating their confusions as a right in need of defending rather than as a mental disorder that deserves understanding, treatment and prevention.”

    “This intensely felt sense of being transgendered constitutes a mental disorder in two respects. The first is that the idea of sex misalignment is simply mistaken – it does not correspond with physical reality. The second is that it can lead to grim psychological outcomes.”

    The transgendered person’s disorder, said Dr. McHugh [1], is in the person’s “assumption” that they are different than the physical reality of their body, their maleness or femaleness, as assigned by nature. It is a disorder similar to a “dangerously thin” person suffering anorexia who looks in the mirror and thinks they are “overweight,” said McHugh.

    This assumption, that one’s gender is only in the mind regardless of anatomical reality, has led some transgendered people to push for social acceptance and affirmation of their own subjective “personal truth,” said Dr. McHugh. As a result, some states – California, New Jersey, and Massachusetts – have passed laws barring psychiatrists, “even with parental permission, from striving to restore natural gender feelings to a transgender minor,” he said.

    The pro-transgender advocates do not want to know, said McHugh, that studies show between 70% and 80% of children who express transgender feelings “spontaneously lose those feelings” over time. Also, for those who had sexual reassignment surgery, most said they were “satisfied” with the operation “but their subsequent psycho-social adjustments were no better than those who didn’t have the surgery.”

    “And so at Hopkins we stopped doing sex-reassignment surgery, since producing a ‘satisfied’ but still troubled patient seemed an inadequate reason for surgically amputating normal organs,” said Dr. McHugh.

    The former Johns Hopkins chief of psychiatry also warned against enabling or encouraging certain subgroups of the transgendered, such as young people “susceptible to suggestion from ‘everything is normal’ sex education,” and the schools’ “diversity counselors” who, like “cult leaders,” may “encourage these young people to distance themselves from their families and offer advice on rebutting arguments against having transgender surgery.”

    Dr. McHugh also reported that there are “misguided doctors” who, working with very young children who seem to imitate the opposite sex, will administer “puberty-delaying hormones to render later sex-change surgeries less onerous – even though the drugs stunt the children’s growth and risk causing sterility.”

    Such action comes “close to child abuse,” said Dr. McHugh, given that close to 80% of those kids will “abandon their confusion and grow naturally into adult life if untreated ….”

    “’Sex change’ is biologically impossible,” said McHugh. “People who undergo sex-reassignment surgery do not change from men to women or vice versa. Rather, they become feminized men or masculinized women. Claiming that this is civil-rights matter and encouraging surgical intervention is in reality to collaborate with and promote a mental disorder.”
     
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    Funny how people in the comment section people immediately start throwing around the word, "homophobe."
     
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    Like Elliot Offen or is he referring to something else?
     
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    It's perfectly normal to lop off your dick and wear a dress.
     
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    Perfectly normal, perfectly healthy.
     
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    this just in, water is wet.
     
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    Yeah no shit, didn't Keith Ablow get kicked out of the APA for a similar viewpoint?
     
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    There goes his grants. :bigcry: He's probably unemployed by now.
     
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    Being gay is not a mental disorder but transgender is.
     
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    its not a controversial opinion, that's why it's in the dsm,, the reason they do the surgery is bc psych meds and therapy don't work in treating the problem.

    There are physical differences in the brains of men and women. It's not beyond credulity to think that you can be born a man but by some mistake your brain develops wrong...

    The question is how to fix it
     
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    it is, and always has been a severe mental disorder. it's body dysmorphia to the max.
    the one or two trannies i've known were FUBAR. i don't even know if they're still alive....they could have killed themselves. they weren't very happy people.
     
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    DUH! Who didn't know that?
     
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    Facts hurt.
     
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    Who's more mentally deranged: the transgender person or the people at ESPN who have Bruce Jenner an award?
     
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    Where are all the hard core scientists to weigh in on this issue. I love when Neil Degrasse Tyson starts up a smarmy twitter debate with a fucking rapper who thinks the earth is flat. But wish he would tweet out something about genetics and sexual chromasomes when shit like this starts floating around. However, i am guessing neil will continue to focus on debating misguided rappers. :giggle:
     
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    I think some people really are transgendered and some do successfully become the gender they feel they are in their minds. I think the suicides are because of the rejection after they change into a woman and realize that straight men don't want them or that life is not wonderful afterwards.

    Does anyone not have a mental condition.
    Are fat people crazy because they can't put down a donut
    Are wife beaters crazy because they can't control themselves
    Are blaeks crazy because they are prone to crime.
    Is everyone crazy because your parents fucked you up in some way. Even the perfect childhood fucks you up because there is no adversity and you are not living in the real world.
     
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    Glad he needed the MD to suss that out.
     
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    This is the worst aspect of it, parents and MDs with an agenda who have no qualms about about sacrificing children to further their little morality play.
     
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    So, let's see: The good doctor is a former member of the United State Conference of Catholic Bishop's National Review Board where he opined that the Church's pedophilia scandal was the result of "homosexuality," not predation by the priests. He has referred to homosexuality as an "erroneous" desire. He was an advocate of California's Proposition 8. I could go on, but why bother.

    Yup, pure unbiased science where he is coming from. o_O