Monthly Archives: August 2018

“Rapid onset gender dysphoria” and the preference for psychoanalytic explanations

One feature you really can’t help but notice after extensively reading “rapid onset gender dysphoria” (ROGD) literature is the prolific endorsement of psychoanalytic explanations for this “new” form of gender dysphoria. “Parents of ROGD Kids” claims: Typically, the individual is … Continue reading

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“Rapid onset gender dysphoria” and sex ratios in the gender-dysphoric population

One item of evidence frequently presented by proponents of the “rapid onset gender dysphoria” (ROGD) hoax diagnosis is a recent increase in the number of assigned-female youth seeking evaluation for gender dysphoria, now exceeding the number of assigned-male youth, when … Continue reading

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“Rapid onset gender dysphoria” and the principle of parsimony

Someone once quoted Shakespeare to the philosopher W. V. O. Quine: “There are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamt of in your philosophy.” The remark was meant as a put-down, a sort of “Yeah, what do you … Continue reading

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“Rapid onset gender dysphoria” and misunderstanding comorbidity

Proponents of the “rapid onset gender dysphoria” (ROGD) hoax diagnosis have a very peculiar understanding of comorbidity, the co-occurrence of two or more conditions. For example, untreated gender dysphoria is known to be often accompanied by conditions such as depression, … Continue reading

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