Category Archives: Psychology and psychiatry

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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Bad trip: What trans people should know about cannabis and depersonalization

Previously: Depersonalization in gender dysphoria: widespread and widely unrecognized Substance abuse is highly prevalent in the transgender population, and is known to be associated with psychosocial risk factors such as stigma, discrimination, and trauma (Glynn & van den Berg, 2017). … Continue reading

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Gender Analysis in Slate: An interview on trans depersonalization and “rapid onset gender dysphoria”

Previously: “Rapid onset gender dysphoria” study misunderstands trans depersonalization, ends up blaming Zinnia Jones My letter to the Brown Daily Herald on “rapid onset gender dysphoria”, and Lisa Littman’s response I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed by Evan … Continue reading

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“Rapid onset gender dysphoria” study: An impossibly wide net of alternative etiologies

Previously: “Rapid onset gender dysphoria” study misunderstands trans depersonalization, ends up blaming Zinnia Jones Meet the unbiased, reliable, not-at-all-transphobic parents from the “rapid onset gender dysphoria” study One of the most striking features of the recently published “rapid onset gender … Continue reading

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Revisiting “being trans is a mental disorder”: Map and territory in ICD-11

The last time I addressed the faulty argument of “being trans is a mental disorder – it’s in the DSM” – a belief still held by more than 20% of Americans – I noted that such a labeling does not actually … Continue reading

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