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Psychiatry’s New Normal: ‘Transgendered’ Persons
National Catholic Register ^ | 03/22/2013 | JIM GRAVES

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 Association’s 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 you’re 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 judge’s 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 individual’s biological sexual identity.

(Excerpt) Read more at ncregister.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Government
KEYWORDS: disorders; genderiddisorders; homosexualagenda; mentalillness; psychology
I'd heard that they were talking about doing this; I didn't know that they had actually done so.

Geez. So I guess removing pedophilia and bestiality from the list of paraphilias is next.

1 posted on 03/26/2013 6:44:07 PM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

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.


2 posted on 03/26/2013 6:48:01 PM PDT by Shadow44
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To: markomalley

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.


3 posted on 03/26/2013 6:51:18 PM PDT by Paved Paradise
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To: markomalley

That is supposed to read “all of this” and not “all of us.” Typing hastily and not proofing.


4 posted on 03/26/2013 6:51:58 PM PDT by Paved Paradise
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To: Shadow44

Those are good points, Shadow. LOL...glass.


5 posted on 03/26/2013 6:53:15 PM PDT by Paved Paradise
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To: markomalley
Communist Goals 38. Transfer some of the powers of arrest from the police to social agencies. Treat all behavioral problems as psychiatric disorders which no one but psychiatrists can understand [or treat].

39. Dominate the psychiatric profession and use mental health laws as a means of gaining coercive control over those who oppose Communist goals.

http://www.uhuh.com/nwo/communism/comgoals.htm

6 posted on 03/26/2013 6:57:22 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: markomalley

I think the psychiatric term used to be “nutty as a fruitcake”.


7 posted on 03/26/2013 6:57:34 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Paved Paradise

That actually used to be a fairly common psychiatric issue.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glass_delusion

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.


8 posted on 03/26/2013 6:58:47 PM PDT by Shadow44
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To: markomalley

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.


9 posted on 03/26/2013 6:59:32 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth
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To: markomalley

So...”transgendered” is NORMAL now??? (I want to run away.)


10 posted on 03/26/2013 7:04:55 PM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: markomalley
Bestiality will never be considered normal because the animal cannot consent. PETA would have a "cow".

According to WIkipedia, pedophiliia is considered "a psychiatric disorder in persons 16 years of age or older typically characterized by a primary or exclusive sexual interest toward prepubescent children (generally age 11 years or younger, though specific diagnosis criteria for the disorder extends the cut-off point for prepubescence to age 13)."

In most states the age of consent is 16, although there are a few that go as low as 14. If that number gets much lower, I could see some blurring of the lines.

Oh, and as to the original - transgendered persons.......no matter what the psychiatric association says.....they aren't normal.
11 posted on 03/26/2013 7:05:56 PM PDT by Girlene
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To: markomalley

The coup against actual science continues within the psychiatric community. Nothing has changed. No new studies have discredited the original ones. Purely political change.


12 posted on 03/26/2013 7:11:15 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Girlene

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!


13 posted on 03/26/2013 7:14:56 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Paved Paradise; markomalley; Borax Queen; Northern Yankee
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.

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.

14 posted on 03/26/2013 7:16:42 PM PDT by kstewskis ("Tolerance is what happens when one loses their principles"..... Fr. A. Saenz)
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To: markomalley

Sorry if I offend, but most psychologists I meet are themselves a little (or a lot) off kilter.


15 posted on 03/26/2013 7:24:43 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: Shadow44

“How does that make you feel?”


16 posted on 03/26/2013 7:37:56 PM PDT by 9422WMR
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To: markomalley

“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.


17 posted on 03/26/2013 8:08:33 PM PDT by RicocheT (Eat the rich only if you're certain it's your last meal)
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To: kstewskis

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.


18 posted on 03/26/2013 9:53:37 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: markomalley

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.


19 posted on 03/26/2013 10:02:01 PM PDT by LifeComesFirst (http://rw-rebirth.blogspot.com/)
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To: Shadow44

Thanks for a fascinating post. Although now I have a Blondie song I can’t get out of my head. :-)


20 posted on 03/27/2013 12:14:42 AM PDT by pluvmantelo (Better 99 men suffer than 1 man enjoy illicit narcotics-M Bloomberg)
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To: kstewskis; markomalley
I am absolutely in agreement with this.

I know some "catholics" who see nothing wrong with Obama and his Marxism. I got into a "discussion" last year with one of these people, and that person started ranting that these men, meaning the church hierarchy, need to get their affairs in order before they start telling women what to do with their bodies.

So its comes down to personal choice verses the word of God.

21 posted on 03/27/2013 4:03:36 AM PDT by Northern Yankee (Where Liberty dwells, there is my Country. - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Paved Paradise

Bring back the fire & brimstone.


22 posted on 03/27/2013 4:45:37 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: markomalley

I guess that is all the proof we need that psychiatry and psychiatrists have gone complete around the bend - they’re all crazy.


23 posted on 03/27/2013 5:04:11 AM PDT by Little Ray (No "Comprehensive" Immigration Reform. Fortifiy the Borders First.)
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To: markomalley

I confess that the whole concept of transgender is baffling to me. If I understand correctly, according the modern thought what one wears, what one does with one’s body, who one has sex with, etc. are all now normal. With that background, exactly what does it mean to be transgendered? How can one view himself as either male or female, if the definitions of those things are no longer valid? What does it mean to view oneself as being of another gender?


24 posted on 03/27/2013 5:22:15 AM PDT by NCLaw441
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I confess that the whole concept of transgender is baffling to me.

Simply stated, Satan at work.

25 posted on 03/27/2013 7:21:47 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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