They say that transgender “affirming care,” or the whole process of transitioning to another gender, is all about mental health, making one feel more at home in their own skin. So why, then, does this study prove that most mental health issues continue and sometimes even worse after such a transition is made?
According to an article in The Journal of Sexual Medicine, a study was recently done comparing “transgender and gender-diverse (TGD) adolescents and their siblings or “cisgender peers.” They found that the roughly 3,700 TGD young people under age 18 were far more likely to have mental health diagnoses than their 6,600 siblings. This includes receiving mental health services and psychotropic drug prescriptions.
Per an abstract for the study, TGD youth were more likely to struggle with anxiety, mood, personality, psychotic disorders, and even suicide. As such, they were far more likely to receive psychotropic medications such as SNRIs, lithium, sleep medications, and antipsychotics.
Additionally, it was noted that for 953 individuals, or 25.6 percent, either medications were increased or “mental healthcare did not significantly change” after receiving transgender treatments.
As the ISSM release said, “Compared to their cisgender siblings, transgender adolescents were over five times more likely to have a mental health diagnosis.” Similarly, they were seven times more likely to have suicidal thoughts or other forms of self-harm. And they were six times more likely to have “a mood/depressive disorder.”
And yet, we are supposed to believe that allowing transgender thinking in children is better for their mental health.
I think not. The study pretty much proves that. If anything, it’s making things worse, much worse. I mean, there is a reason that transgender thinking in and of itself used to be called a mental disorder…