This blog originally founded by Blogger who holds a theological degree and a doctorate in Counseling Psychology. Taught Psychology for 32 years and is now Professor Emeritus. Is a board-certified psychologist and was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award in his profession. Ministered as a chaplain, and pastored Baptist and Episcopal churches. Publications cover the integration of psychology and theology. Served in the Army, the Merchant Marines and the Peace Corps.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Prominent Psychiatrist Says Transgender is Psychiatric Disorder

Professionals define "transgender" as someone who believes they are a different sex. They call the person who has the radical surgery, "transexual".

When I was teaching psychology, there were two medical centers doing the surgery–Galveston and Johns Hopkins. I visited the Galveston one. Recently, Dr. Paul McHugh former psychiatrist in chief for Johns Hopkins Hospital and author of six books and over 125 peer reviewed journal articles explained why Johns Hopkins closed their center down.
Dr. McHugh came to believe that "changing sexes is biologically impossible, he also believes those identifying themselves as transgender actually have a mental disorder." The doctor considers the transgendered person’s "assumption" that they are "different than the physical reality of their body, "a disorder similar to someone suffering anorexia nervosa."
He adds that moreover, studies reveal that "between 70 and 80 percent of children who express transgender feelings lose such feelings over time." Transgender advocates do not want us to find this out. So he says that when the mainstream media promote transgenderism as normal, they are doing no favors to these people by treating their "confusions" as a right, rather than treating them as a mental disorder that deserves treatment and prevention.
After years of doing the surgery, McHugh concludes that "Changing sexes is impossible. According to the doctor "all transgendered people do is become feminized men or masculinized women."
Also, those who had sexual reassignment surgery and felt satisfied with the results of that surgery, fared no better in their psycho-social adjustments than those who didn’t have surgery. But, those who underwent the reassignment surgery are 20 times more likely to commit suicide than non-transgendered people.  Longer article in Wall Street Journal


Florida Conservative said...

I have always believed the same ever since my Abnormal Psychology class in my undergraduate program. And now there are rumors that Jenner wants to be a man again. Biologically, he still is. No one can change their DNA. Just out of curiosity, which version of the DSM describes that malady?

Anonymous said...

From the American College of Pediatricians -- "Gender Ideology Harms Children"

Some interesting points:

1. Human sexuality is an objective biological binary trait: “XY” and “XX” are genetic markers of health – not genetic markers of a disorder.

3. A person’s belief that he or she is something they are not is, at best, a sign of confused thinking.

5. According to the DSM-V, as many as 98% of gender confused boys and 88% of gender confused girls eventually accept their biological sex after naturally passing through puberty.

7. Rates of suicide are twenty times greater among adults who use cross-sex hormones and undergo sex reassignment surgery, even in Sweden which is among the most LGBQT – affirming countries.

8. Conditioning children into believing that a lifetime of chemical and surgical impersonation of the opposite sex is normal and healthful is child abuse.

I would suggest everyone with an interest in this topic follow the link and read the full statement.

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