Transgender/Dr. Paul R. McHugh


http://cnsnews.com/news/article/michael-w-chapman/johns-hopkins-psychiatrist-transgender-mental-disorder-sex-change?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=Marketing&utm_term=Facebook&utm_content=Facebook&utm_campaign=N-Psychologist-Transgender

CNS news website has an interesting article on Dr. Paul R. McHugh, a psychiatrist at John Hopkins hospital, and how he views transgender as a form of mental illness. Dr. Paul R McHugh helps support his theory by giving the example of how a person with anorexia sees themselves as over weight. He also reveals that a large majority of transgender people who undergo a sex change, still commit suicide. He also uncovers the fact that 70-80% of children who experience transgender feelings in their youth outgrow these feelings. Whether or not you believe in his method of treatment, this article is still an interesting read in helping understand transgender. I mentioned in a previous post, but feel the need to restate it again; that whatever form of treatment used for transgender is a personal decision and hopefully is done methodically. Each person deserves our love and respect.

 

 

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