Category Archives: Gender dysphoria

How did Lisa Littman choose my “That was dysphoria” article for inclusion in her rapid onset gender dysphoria study?

Finding out that my 2013 article “‘That was dysphoria?’ 8 signs and symptoms of indirect gender dysphoria” was cited in Lisa Littman’s “rapid onset gender dysphoria” study came as a surprise to me last year – not only because I … Continue reading

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Lisa Littman cites Edwards-Leeper & Spack (2012) in her “rapid onset gender dysphoria” study – but did she read it?

Lisa Littman’s now-notorious study on an alleged new “rapid onset gender dysphoria” condition occurring in adolescents as a result of “social contagion” (Littman, 2018) has already received extensive criticism, including but not limited to her reliance on only secondhand reports … Continue reading

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Transgender depersonalization testimonies around the web, 2018

Previously: Depersonalization in gender dysphoria: widespread and widely unrecognized Throughout numerous articles, I’ve covered many aspects of the experience of chronic depersonalization among trans people, a condition of persistent feelings of unreality or having “no self” that’s especially common in … Continue reading

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“Everyone feels that way”: Are gender dysphoric symptoms a near-universal experience in cisgender adolescents?

Previously: “Rapid onset gender dysphoria” study: An impossibly wide net of alternative etiologies “Everyone wonders about being the other gender.” “How many hours a day?” —brainsaysgirl Lisa Littman’s study on a proposed new condition called “rapid onset gender dysphoria” occurring … Continue reading

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What the “rapid onset gender dysphoria” study missed: Timing of identity development and disclosure in LGBT youth

Previously: Meet the unbiased, reliable, not-at-all-transphobic parents from the “rapid onset gender dysphoria” study Since the publication of Lisa Littman’s paper on an alleged new condition called “rapid onset gender dysphoria” emerging among adolescents and young adults (Littman, 2018), many … Continue reading

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