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This is exactly why diagnosing trans people (including children) is based in blind, unquestionable affirmation (which isn't done with ANY other physical or mental disorder). Its not about properly diagnosing and treating patients. Its about getting people (primarily young people) on the transgender conveyor belt towards a lifetime of dependence on expensive drugs, surgeries, therapy, reproductive technology & surrogacy to replace their annihilated fertility, etc

which isn't done with ANY other physical or mental disorder

The amount of hypocrisy is unreal. I guarantee if a schizophrenic person said they were the queen of Africa (a patient my mum saw believed that) or some other identity, they'd be told they're delusional and to take their meds. If my OCD therapist did that affirmation bullshit they do with trans people, she'd be fired on the spot. Why treat one mental issue specially and not the others when it falls into the same category of delusion/dysphoria disorders??

[–] Misssarcasm Meme Queen 2 points

I had a guy in closed psychiatry who heard Allah talking to him about being the new chosen one. He was still very nice and kind, we talked a lot about faith and he even told his family about me being friendly to him.

Not even once did anyone, not even me, say "yeah i believe you, go on, be free, you are chosen"

At one of my old apartments, this crazy guy lurked around and told the women who lived in the building that God told him his future wife lived there and he needed to get married within the year. He was eventually chased away for good. But, according to the TRA treatment model, one of us girls should have taken one for the team and married him to affirm his identity as a married man.

one of us girls should have taken one for the team and married him to affirm his identity as a married man

Jordan Peterson liked that

People like that really should be housed/live in mental hospitals, but ever since they stopped building/funding those places decades ago these people are left to roam the streets. It's so sad really.

The wearing foil on your head to block out space rays delusion is real too. I thought it was just a TV gag, but I worked records in an internist practice for a while and we actually had a patient with that specific delusion. I was gobsmacked.

I wouldn't even care if they were affirmed without medication they'll need all their lives for a feeling.

HOWEVER.

I take medication to cope with my depressive feelings and I am happy to take it for life. What's a good comeback on that? For some trans people the physical risks are worth it. But should that extend to people who haven't stopped (or even started!l) growing yet?

I take medication to cope with my depressive feelings and I am happy to take it for life. What's a good comeback on that?

My comeback would be....

I assume you had to jump through some hoops to get that medication and didn't just waltz into a therapist's office and scream: "I'M DEPRESSED!!! GIMME [INSERT MEDICATION HERE]!!!"

If adults who want depression meds (which are less damaging than blockers and hormones in a kid) have to prove that they need it, than a 9 year old should have to work through their other issues before being allowed to consent to castration.