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Depersonalization in transgender autobiographies: Jamison Green, Imogen Binnie, and more

Previously: Themes of depersonalization in transgender autobiographies: Jan Morris Depersonalization in transgender autobiographies: Christine Jorgensen (Depersonalization is a dissociative symptom experienced as sensations of feeling “unreal”, distant from one’s emotions, separated from the real world, and robotically going through the … Continue reading

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In our own words: Transgender experiences of depersonalization

Previously: Depersonalization in gender dysphoria: widespread and widely unrecognized “That was dysphoria?” 8 signs and symptoms of indirect gender dysphoria Introduction: Symptoms of depersonalization Depersonalization is a cluster of mental and emotional symptoms generally described as feelings of unreality, with … Continue reading

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When it’s not “just autism”: ASD does not rule out gender dysphoria

As both transgender identities and autism have received increasing attention in recent years, a growing number of misconceptions have proliferated about the relation between these phenomena. News outlets run stories with questionably phrased headlines such as “Are autistic children more … Continue reading

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Do all trans youth on puberty blockers go on to transition?

Puberty blockers are used in the treatment of appropriately diagnosed transgender youth, who wish to avoid developing undesired secondary sex characteristics of their assigned sex but are not yet old enough to commit to the permanent changes of hormone therapy. … Continue reading

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“Being transgender is a mental illness”: What does the DSM really say?

“Transgender people are mentally ill.” “Being trans is a mental disorder.” How many times have you heard some variation of these claims? It’s hardly a rare opinion: according to a 2017 poll, 21% of Americans believe that being trans is … Continue reading

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