Monday, February 05, 2024

Psychotherapists Lie about Trans Outcomes

Here is more evidence that psychotherapists are evil.

A NY Times op-ed reports:

After Kathleen’s 15-year-old son, whom she described as an obsessive child, abruptly told his parents he was trans, the doctor who was going to assess whether he had A.D.H.D. referred him instead to someone who specialized in both A.D.H.D. and gender. Kathleen, who asked to be identified only by her first name to protect her son’s privacy, assumed that the specialist would do some kind of evaluation or assessment. That was not the case.

The meeting was brief and began on a shocking note. “In front of my son, the therapist said, ‘Do you want a dead son or a live daughter?’” Kathleen recounted.

Parents are routinely warned that to pursue any path outside of agreeing with a child’s self-declared gender identity is to put a gender dysphoric youth at risk for suicide, which feels to many people like emotional blackmail. Proponents of the gender-affirming model have cited studies showing an association between that standard of care and a lower risk of suicide. But those studies were found to have methodological flaws or have been deemed not entirely conclusive.

Why would any therapist say anything so outrageous? The evidence is that trans-affirming therapies lead to more suicides, not less.

Rebutting other lies, Quillette reports There’s No ‘Epidemic’ of Anti-Transgender Violence.

This is not just an isolated example of a therapist giving wacky advice. This is mainstream practice. The psychotherapy professional associations consider it unethical to say anything else. I recommend staying away from anyone even belonging to one of those associations.


CFT said...

"Do you want a dead son or a live daughter?" has got to be the biggest pile of bullshit ever to come out of 'doctor's' mouth.

The trans surgeries were abandoned by the man who developed them at John Hopkins because they didn't actually help those with body dysmorphia. Often, far more harm was done due to the numerous surgical complications and the simple fact that a fake genitals carved from human flesh aren't genitals, they are props. Also, catering to mental illness doesn't actually treat mental illness, any more than giving someone morbidly obese more food or telling someone with schizophrenia the voices should be obeyed. Who knew?

If the survival statistics clearly show those without the surgery are no more likely than those with the surgery to attempt suicide, and the fact that way over 90 percent of children with the disorder eventually sort themselves out, and the other ugly fact that the regret rate of said 'top and bottom' surgeries is HIGH, then how does this remotely qualify as medical 'treatment'?

For what? Growing up?

CFT said...

Plucking out your child's eye and cutting of one of their legs because they 'wanna be a pirate' for Halloween makes about as much sense as giving your kid Hormone blockers or transitioning surgeries.

I'm not actually sure who is more mentally ill anymore, the children, the parents, or the quacks performing the procedures.