Category Archives: Psychology and psychiatry

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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5 things to know about transgender depersonalization

“…I was a dispassionate observer of my own life. The person who went through the motions wasn’t the observer-me. Whenever the acting-me felt any emotions, the observer-me recognized the emotions but didn’t feel them herself.” 1. Chronic depersonalization is a … Continue reading

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Rejecting Your Own Progress? Why People Fight Their Own Cause

by Penny Robo Throughout our history, it seems that any social changes have been met with resistance. And I do mean any change. Really, who hasn’t personally experienced being told that spending time on your phone is a symptom of … Continue reading

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