Skip to comments.Psychiatry’s New Normal: ‘Transgendered’ Persons
Posted on 03/26/2013 6:44:07 PM PDT by markomalley
The term gender identity disorder has been eliminated from the new edition of the American Psychiatric Associations official guide to classifying mental illnesses, known as the DSM-5.
Whereas previously a man who self-identified as a woman (or vice versa) could have been classified as mentally ill, now the DSM-5 uses the term gender dysphoria, which means it is only a mental illness if youre troubled by this self-identification. Elated activists in the LGBT community had lobbied the APA for the change for years.
And this month in Massachusetts, students, parents and teachers are reacting with concern to a recent policy document from state Commissioner of Education Mitchell Chester stating that public schools should allow students to choose which bathrooms and locker rooms they use on the basis of their gender self-identification, not their anatomy.
The move follows on the heels of a federal judges order last September that Massachusetts provide a sex change operation to a male prison inmate.
The United Nations, too, weighed in on the issue recently, when a General Assembly anti-discrimination resolution included gender identity on the same level as race, creed, religion and sexual orientation.
But the Catholic Church continues to hold up a very different understanding of the permanence of an individuals biological sexual identity.
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Geez. So I guess removing pedophilia and bestiality from the list of paraphilias is next.
If I self-identify as being made of glass, I’m mentally ill.
If I self-identify as Napoleon Bonaparte, I’m crazy.
If I self-identify as black when I’m white, I’m nuts.
But being a woman trapped in a man’s body is OK.
You can bet the farm on it, Mark. God have mercy on us. And I blame the Church. Yes, every single one of us who claims to profess Christ. We have allowed all of us to creep in. I know many people have been watchmen and have been the voices crying in the wilderness, but there just were not enough of us. Let’s face it, when the Catholics vote Obama over their church’s positions on abortion and gay marriage, there is something really rotten in the pews. And I’m not going to single out the Catholic Church. The Protestant churches have been going downhill for years as well...focusing on entertainment and not scripture.
That is supposed to read “all of this” and not “all of us.” Typing hastily and not proofing.
Those are good points, Shadow. LOL...glass.
39. Dominate the psychiatric profession and use mental health laws as a means of gaining coercive control over those who oppose Communist goals.
I think the psychiatric term used to be “nutty as a fruitcake”.
That actually used to be a fairly common psychiatric issue.
Funny how almost no cases of it exist anymore. Of course enlightened progressives would say it can’t be the result of advances in educating people about anatomy an not pandering to psychosis.
An argument that never fails to derail conflicts with GBLT (pronounced ‘giblet’) people and their supporters is this:
Q: What is the evolutionary purpose in encoding ‘gay’ behavior?
A: Terminate this experiment.
Truth is, facilitating ‘gay’ (never actually gay) behavior is to enable species specific suicide. In short, there is no utility in encouragement of self-terminating reproductive behavior.
So...”transgendered” is NORMAL now??? (I want to run away.)
The coup against actual science continues within the psychiatric community. Nothing has changed. No new studies have discredited the original ones. Purely political change.
Proponents of bestiality make a compelling case that many animals do consent... enthusiastically. Besides, PETA has no credibility on anything anymore after their dog execution stats.
Rest-assured, foolish citizen. Bestiality is normal, and we WILL educate your kids on how to do it properly!
Brutally honest, and very true!
They key issue is the horrendous failure of proper formation within the Church in the last 50 years. Rome was taken over by hostile liberals in the 60's with the advent of Vatican II, and since then has been on a speeding train headed for the spiritual cliff. Proper Catholic formation has been substituted and obliterated into "smiley face pop psychology", and people (as well as clergy) have left the Church in droves since then.
In speaking with my Protestant friends who try to teach Sunday school, they too lament of the poor understanding of their students and children, of anything close to traditional Christian teachings in the last several decades . There has been an underlying malignancy (and this is not just US based) that has undermined Christian society and replaced it with underlying secularism for fear of "not to offend" those who are not Christian. As you stated PP, there have been those few of us who have had the guts to speak up against it, but the rest have either no will, or the understanding of their own faith to defend it in the first place.
Sorry if I offend, but most psychologists I meet are themselves a little (or a lot) off kilter.
“How does that make you feel?”
“Geez. So I guess removing pedophilia and bestiality from the list of paraphilias is next.”
Yes, you get it, perversions and acts against God’s laws can be erased by a word, dysphoria. Inter species coitus dysphoria or young person coitus dysphoria will be how nasty acts will be dismissed as no big deal.
From what I’ve seen, in the evangelical world it’s mostly Southern Baptists, similar-minded bible churches, and charismatic groups that have been hanging on hard to biblical orthodoxy (even though not always agreeing on the reading of everything in the bible). The rest is going to hades in a hand basket whether slowly or quickly.
On the other hand, methinks Catholics presume too much on the manifest destiny of Christianity in the world, at least this present world. Christianity may not prevail in many countries, and it’s not because of church’s failure to preach the gospel or exercise some dominant influence, it’s because of unsaved people’s choice to reject.
So if you have a delusion about who you are but “don’t suffer from it” the psychiatric establishment will not consider you to have a mental illness? Somebody who thinks they are Napoleon and enjoys it is perfectly mentally healthy?
Psychiatrists aren’t defending themselves well against accusations of pseudoscience.
Thanks for a fascinating post. Although now I have a Blondie song I can’t get out of my head. :-)