I believe transgender is a mental illness
I am trans myself, but I came to the conclusion that gender identity disorder is really a mental illness. I am not trying to offend anyone here, but to me it makes more sense than just “a man trapped in a woman’s body” and vice versa.
There are studies showing that the brain is wired differently depending on gender, but I like to say you should never think something is true just because a “study says”. This guy explains the subject very well: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Rnq1NpHdmw In reality, the study just shows brains more feminine or masculine, it doesn’t have anything to do with gender. Of course if you scan a trans woman’s brain you’re gonna see feminine features, I have personally never heard of a trans woman who likes to be hairy and masculine and have lots of muscles etc. (yes that sounds like a stereotype but it’s just so you can understand what I mean better). The “shape” of your brain will only determine your personality, not your gender.
So from that point, “sex” or “gender” is just biological, what we call gender identities are just personalities. Yes masculinity and femininity is a spectrum, not gender. Gender only means what you have between your legs so you can reproduce. There is no such thing as a MAN or a WOMAN. We are people, with different personalities and genitals that’s all.
So yes, to me being obsessed with wanting to look like the opposite gender is a mental illness. I am a girl, but I’ve always wanted to be a boy, when I understood I would grow up to be a girl, I cried all the time. I wanted to be a boy so freaking bad, I hated my body, to me my life was ruined because I wasn’t a boy. And every single one of these feelings are still valid today, nothing has changed.
I have a mental illness, which is gender identity disorder. I don’t even agree with how it’s called, because gender is not an identity, it’s a biological factor. How my brain works is not up to me, I don’t choose to cry every night because I’m a girl, that’s just how I am. But this is ruining my life because I just can’t be happy because of that illness.
So from that, to all the jerks who hate on us saying we are mentally ill, well DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT THEN. Find that freaking miraculous pill that will stop gender dysphoria, because no I don’t want to mutilate my body and take hormones, I just have to for my own happiness! So if there was any real cure, believe me I would take it.
So thank you for being more understanding of people who choose to transition, but stop promoting it like it’s normal and a good thing to do. IT’S NOT. Focus on finding a cure instead of pushing us to go through so much pain…
Johns Hopkins Psychiatrist: Transgender is ‘Mental Disorder;’ Sex Change ‘Biologically Impossible’ https://archive.is/k9YGX
Dr. Paul R. McHugh, the former psychiatrist-in-chief for Johns Hopkins Hospital 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.
The transgendered person’s disorder, said Dr. McHugh, 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.
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.”
Transgenderism Is A Mental Illness, Not A Civil Rights Issue https://archive.is/jcIxp
If someone came to a doctor and asked him to cut off a perfectly healthy arm because it just felt “wrong” for the arm to be there, should the doctor do it? This isn’t an idle question because this does happen with a mental illness called Body Integrity Identity Disorder (BIID). People who have it feel as if they’re not supposed to have a certain body part, like an arm or leg. As a general rule, doctors won’t remove a healthy body part; so some of these poor deluded people crush, mangle, burn, or otherwise deliberately destroy their own arms or legs in order to get a surgeon to slice them off.
This raises a question: Are surgeons who refuse to remove healthy limbs from people with BIID doing them a service because they’re mentally ill or are they denying them their civil rights? MOST of us would say that a surgeon who refuses to cut off a healthy leg is doing the right thing. Of course, not everyone would agree. In fact, there are some people who will tell you that mental illness is a “super power.”
Additionally, your mortality rate will be 51% higher than the general population because of suicide and all the female hormones you’ve pumped into your body en masse. In fact, the suicide rate for people who are transgender is 25 times that of the general population according to the American Psychological Association. http://www.eje-online.org/content/164/4/635.full.pdf
Jerry Springer-I’m Happy I Cut Off My Legs! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvY2ScZBCtQ
Adult Gender Identity Disorder (GID) Can Remit https://archive.is/Qro5Y
This fluctuation can be in tandem with that of comorbid psychopathology or in response to sexual and other life events. Remission has been documented at up to 10 years. If evaluated over many years, GIDs and paraphilias can be less fixed than is often thought. The frequency of permanent remission may be underestimated, as such subjects may not consult clinicians. So if you have other problems, you can get GID. Also, they found adults which had GID up to 10 years and then it vanished.
Transsexualism, Dissociation, and Child Abuse https://archive.is/kG48B
Sixty percent reported one or more types of severe child abuse. In the course of discussing other issues, participants also reported having experienced many of the commonly cited initial and long-term effects of child abuse, including fear, anxiety and depression, eating disorders, substance abuse, excessive aggression, and suicide ideation and attempts. […] I have speculated, as have some of the participants themselves, that in some cases transsexualism may be an adaptive extreme dissociative swival response to severe child abuse.
Most people with GID show effects of child abuse, even 60% openly reported serve ones. So instead of being a ‘genetic’ problem, he (and the people he interviewed) speculated that it was an adaptive response to this early child abuse.
The frequency of personality disorders in patients with gender identity disorder https://archive.is/RMNa1
The frequency of personality disorders was 81.4%. The most frequent personality disorder was narcissistic personality disorder (57.1%) and the least was borderline personality disorder. The average number of diagnoses was 3 per patient.
Personality Disorders in Persons with Gender Identity Disorder https://archive.is/PHs9D
Persons with GID compared to cisgender heterosexuals have higher presence of PDs, particularly Paranoid PD, avoidant PDs, and comorbid PDs. In addition. MtF persons are characterized by a more severe psychopathological profile. Short: They do have more PDs and MtF are even more damaged then FtM.
Increased Gender Variance in Autism Spectrum Disorders and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder https://archive.is/gLdzi
Evidence suggests over-representation of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) and behavioral difficulties among people referred for gender issues […] As compared to non-referred comparisons, participants with ASD were 7.59x more likely to express gender variance; participants with ADHD were 6.64 times more likely to express gender variance. Autists have around 8x more GID and people with ADHD around 7x the average.
Gender Identity Disorder and Schizophrenia: Neurodevelopmental Disorders with Common Causal Mechanisms?https://archive.is/mV9Ic
Clinical evidence suggests that schizophrenia occurs in patients with GID at rates higher than in the general population and that patients with GID may have schizophrenia-like personality traits. Conversely, patients with schizophrenia may experience alterations in gender identity and gender role perception. Neurobiological research, including brain imaging and studies of finger length ratio and handedness, suggests that both these disorders are associated with altered cerebral sexual dimorphism and changes in cerebral lateralization. Various mechanisms, such as Toxoplasma infection, reduced levels of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), early childhood adversity, and links with autism spectrum disorders, may account for some of this overlap.
So people with GID are similar to those who have schizophrenia-like personality traits which suggests that something in the brain is fucked up which can stem from infections, autism, some brain imbalance or childhood problems.
A Follow-up Study of Boys with Gender Identity Disorder https://archive.is/Jru5t
This study provided information on the long term psychosexual and psychiatric outcomes of 139 boys with gender identity disorder (GID). […] At follow-up, 17 participants (12.2%) were judged to have persistent gender dysphoria. Regarding sexual orientation, 82 (63.6%) participants were classified as bisexual/ homosexual in fantasy and 51 (47.2%) participants were classified as bisexual/homosexual in behavior.
So here they studied boys at around 8 and then at 20 regarding the development of GID. Of these 139 boys which had GID at the first study only 12% had it 12 years later, 47% were bi/gay and 41% were hetero or asexual.
Psychiatric Comorbidity of Gender Identity Disorders: A Survey Among Dutch Psychiatrists https://archive.is/3Rwrm
These respondents reported on 584 patients with cross-gender identification. In 225 patients (39%), gender identity disorder was regarded as the primary diagnosis. For the remaining 359 patients (61%), cross-gender identification was comorbid with other psychiatric disorders. In 270 (75%) of these 359 patients, cross-gender identification was interpreted as an epiphenomenon of other psychiatric illnesses, notably personality, mood, dissociative, and psychotic disorders. In around 75% of the patients, GID was seen as the result of other personality problems / illnesses.
Psychiatric Axis I Comorbidities among Patients with Gender Dysphoria https://archive.is/dycBX
Eighty-three patients requesting sex reassignment surgery (SRS) were recruited and assessed through the Persian Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV Axis I disorders (SCID-I). Results. Fifty-seven (62.7%) patients had at least one psychiatric comorbidity. Major depressive disorder (33.7%), specific phobia (20.5%), and adjustment disorder (15.7%) were the three most prevalent disorders.