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  • ĎHundredsí Of Transgender People Want To Go Back To Their Birth Sex, Says Formerly Trans Woman

    10/07/2019 8:25:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 10/07/2019 | Joy Pullmann
    At age 17, Charlie Evans lived as a boy, binding her chest and shaving her head. A decade later, in 2018, she publicly stopped being transgender. In the year since then, she‚Äôs been contacted by ‚Äúhundreds‚ÄĚ of transgender people looking to do the same, she recently told the United Kingdom‚Äôs Sky News.The people contacting her ‚Äútend to be around their mid-20s, they‚Äôre mostly female and mostly same-sex attracted, and often autistic as well,‚ÄĚ Evans said.In the past decade, the United Kingdom has seen a 4,500 percent increase (not a typo) in girls identifying as transgender. Brown University last year...
  • Trump eyes mental institutions as answer to gun violence

    08/30/2019 9:29:29 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 33 replies
    AP vis MSN ^ | 8/30/19 | Kevin Freking
    When shots rang out last year at a high school in Parkland, Florida, leaving 17 people dead, President Donald Trump quickly turned his thoughts to creating more mental institutions. When back-to-back mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas, jolted the nation earlier this month, Trump again spoke of "building new facilities" for the mentally ill as a way to reduce mass shootings. "We don't have those institutions anymore and people can't get proper care," Trump lamented at a New Hampshire campaign rally not long after the latest shootings. Now, in response to Trump's concerns, White House staff members...
  • Investigators: Yale Prof Performed Sick, Sexual ĎMedical Examsí on Students at Offshore Research

    08/21/2019 8:17:19 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 19 replies ^ | 8/21/19 | Andrew J. Sciascia
    Full title: Investigators: Yale Prof Performed Sick, Sexual ¬ĎMedical Exams¬í on Students at Offshore Research Site A former Yale professor and student advisor allegedly sexually assaulted and performed depraved genital and rectal ‚Äėexams‚Äô on several student research assistants throughout his career, investigators revealed this week.Dr. D. Eugene Redmond ‚ÄĒ a¬†Yale¬†School of Medicine psychiatry professor of 44 years ‚ÄĒ sexually assaulted five students at a research location on the Caribbean island of St. Kitts, according to an independent investigation carried out by former U.S. Attorney Diedre Daly.Daly‚Äôs damning¬†54-page report¬†only scratches the surface, the¬†New York Postreported, as Redmond stands accused of sexually...
  • We Fought the Transgender Activists, and Lost. Here Are 5 Lessons for Every Parent.

    07/09/2019 3:15:59 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | July 8, 2019 | Kristen Allen
    Our defeat was all but inevitable, yet the transgender activists still showed up in matching shirts and waved multicolored flags. Their speakers outnumbered ours 4 to 1, but they still hissed and muttered ugly names at our side while we spoke. We had gathered for the Arlington County School Boardís meeting on June 18. For four months, the Arlington Parent Coalition had worked tirelessly to get our liberal school board and administrators to reconsider or delay the implementation of policies that would expand accommodations for transgender-identified students. Those policies were passed four years ago during the summer, when nobody was...
  • Study: Psychiatric Diagnoses Are ĎScientifically Meaninglessí In Treating Mental Health

    07/09/2019 10:30:19 AM PDT · by HangnJudge · 16 replies ^ | 7/9/19 | John Anderer
    No two people are exactly alike. Therefore, attempting to classify each unique individualís mental health issues into neat categories just doesnít work. Thatís the claim coming out of the United Kingdom that is sure to ruffle some psychologistsí feathers. More people are being diagnosed with mental illnesses than ever before. Multiple factors can be attributed to this rise; many people blame the popularity of social media and increased screen time, but it is also worth considering that in todayís day and age more people may be willing to admit they are having mental health issues in the first place. Whatever...
  • CA Legislators Blame Religious People For High LGBT Suicide Rates

    06/27/2019 10:04:59 AM PDT · by detective · 44 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 27, 2019 | Glenn T. Stanton
    Legislators in California have discovered yet another way to make it clear that mainstream religions holding to the sexual teachings of their sacred texts have no business doing so in the Golden State. Why? Because these faiths, which billions of good people worldwide happily hold, do not embrace homosexuality. This includes the three largest: Christianity, Islam, and Judaism. In a resolution that recently passed the state assembly, ďthe Legislature calls upon all Californians to embrace the individual and social benefits of family and community acceptanceĒ of LGBT people. It singles out especially faith-motivated individuals and organizations. These legislators make a...
  • Standing Against Psychiatryís Crazes

    05/05/2019 1:19:36 AM PDT · by Pontiac · 26 replies
    WSJ ^ | May 3, 2019 | Abigail Shrier
    In 1979 Dr. Paul McHugh closed the sex-change clinic at Johns Hopkins. In the í80s he testified against phony Ďrecovered memories.í He hasnít given up the fight. Paul McHugh, 87... A professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and a tenacious skeptic of the crazes that periodically overtake his specialty, Dr. McHugh has often served as psychiatryís most outspoken critic. Either heís crazy, or all the other psychiatrists are.The best-known, and most controversial, decision of his professional life is newly relevantóand recently reversed. In 1979, as psychiatrist in chief at Johns Hopkins Hospital, he shut down the Gender Identity...
  • Mental Illness: What is the Churchís Role?

    11/28/2018 12:01:20 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 12 replies
    Q ideas ^ | Amy Simpson
    I wrote about my familyís and othersí experiences in my upcoming book, Troubled Minds: Mental Illness and the Churchís Mission. These are stories every Christian should know because the people affected by this system failure need our help. The church is equipped to advocate for and walk alongside people with mental illness. Our shame and abandonment are the last things people affected by such illness need. In general, the church tends to handle mental illness in one of three ways: ignore it, treat it exclusively as a spiritual problem, or refer people to professionals and wash our hands of their...
  • Hurricane Michael leaves Floridaís main psych hospital cut off, Helicopters drop aid[Chattahoochee]

    10/12/2018 7:33:41 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 8 replies ^ | October 11, 2018 02:09 PM Updated October 11, 2018 06:44 PM | By Samantha J. Gross And Elizabeth Koh
    TALLAHASSEE The oldest and largest psychiatric hospital in Florida was left inaccessible as Hurricane Michael carved its path across the Panhandle, knocking out power and ripping buildings to shreds. The stormís eyewall passed right over the town of Chattahoochee, leaving it and the hospital ďentirely cut off,Ē state emergency officials said Thursday. The hospital was not evacuated ahead of the storm. Florida State Hospital in Chattahoochee, which had about 975 residents and about 325 staff staying inside, was left with only emergency radios as a means to communicate with first responders. The hospital had backup power and water systems that...
  • GuantŠnamo Tour Focuses on Medical Ethics

    11/13/2005 6:30:25 PM PST · by neverdem · 6 replies · 336+ views
    NY Times ^ | November 13, 2005 | NEIL A. LEWIS
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 - Troubled by news accounts of medical participation in coercive interrogations at GuantŠnamo Bay and the resulting unease in the professional medical community, the Pentagon led an intense one-day tour of the detention camp last month, several participants said in recent days. The purpose of the trip, some of the participants said, was for the military leadership to convince the ethicists, psychiatrists, psychologists and others who visited the detention camp at the United States Naval Station in GuantŠnamo Bay, Cuba, that what was occurring there did not violate medical ethics and was necessary to strengthen the nation's...
  • Half of transgender male teens have attempted suicide, study finds

    09/13/2018 11:26:53 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 67 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | September 13, 2018 | by Reuters
    Transgender adolescents are far more likely to attempt suicide than teens whose identity matches their sex assigned at birth, and trans male youth are especially at risk, a U.S. study suggests. Roughly half of transgender teens who identify as male but were assigned a female gender at birth have attempted suicide at least once, the study found. And 42 percent of adolescents who donít identify exclusively as male or female have at least one prior suicide attempt. About 30 percent of trans female teens - who identify as female but have birth certificates that label them as male - have...
  • Francis, a Pope Who Says One Thing and the Opposite

    09/12/2018 1:26:28 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 15 replies
    L'Espresso (It) ^ | August 31, 2018 | Sandro Magister
    As the days go by, the controversy ignited by the indictment of former nuncio to the United States Carlo Maria ViganÚ against Pope Francis on account of the scandal of ex-cardinal Theodore McCarrick is becoming ever more lively. And it has seen a further flare-up with the explosion of the case of Kim Davis, the Christian county official in Kentucky who was imprisoned for a week in the summer of 2015 for having refused - for reasons of freedom of conscience and of religion - to grant a marriage license to homosexual couples, and was received by Francis on September...
  • About 10 percent of US children are diagnosed with ADHD

    08/31/2018 3:00:20 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 44 replies
    cnbc ^ | Angelica LaVito
    However, the high number might not be entirely reflective of how many kids actually have ADHD, said Dr. Scott Benson, a psychiatrist at the Creekside Psychiatric Center in Pensacola, Florida. Many children, especially those living in poverty or dealing with challenges at home, may struggle to focus. That's natural given the stressors they're dealing with, but it may cause some doctors to question whether the child has ADHD. Inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity are symptoms of ADHD, according to the American Psychiatric Association. "We know one of the common errors is misdiagnosis," said Benson, who was not involved with the study....
  • Jacksonville gaming tournament shooter had been hospitalized for mental illness, documents show

    08/27/2018 2:48:18 PM PDT · by PROCON · 42 replies ^ | August 27, 2018 | Nicole Darrah
    The gunman who opened fire on a "Madden NFL 19" tournament in Jacksonville, Florida, on Sunday was hospitalized previously for mental illness, according to court records. Divorce filings from the parents of 24-year-old David Katz of Baltimore showed that as a teenager he was hospitalized twice in psychiatric facilities and was prescribed anti-psychotic and anti-depressant medications, The Associated Press first reported Monday. Katz, a competitor at the gaming event, had two handguns and extra ammunition inside the restaurant where the competition was taking place, officials said at a news conference Monday afternoon.
  • Las Vegas gunman lost money, became unstable before shooting

    08/03/2018 11:59:02 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 35 replies
    AP SacBee ^ | August 03, 2018 | KEN RITTER and MICHELLE L. PRICE
    In the year before Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock carried out the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history, the high-stakes gambler appeared to have become increasingly unstable, distant and constantly complained of being sick, according to a final investigative report released Friday. Financial records also showed Paddock had lost more than $1.5 million in the two years before the Oct. 1 shooting that left 58 people dead and more than 800 others injured. One of Paddock's brothers told investigators that he believed the gunman had a "mental illness and was paranoid and delusional," and his doctor believed he may...
  • These Pills Could Be Next U.S. Drug Epidemic, Public Health Officials Say

    07/19/2018 10:55:43 AM PDT · by Mariner · 94 replies
    Stateline (Pew) ^ | July 18th, 2018 | By: Christine Vestal
    The growing use of anti-anxiety pills reminds some doctors of the early days of the opioid crisis. Considered relatively safe and non-addictive by the general public and many doctors, Xanax, Valium, Ativan and Klonopin have been prescribed to millions of Americans for decades to calm jittery nerves and promote a good nightís sleep. But the number of people taking the sedatives and the average length of time theyíre taking them have shot up since the 1990s, when doctors also started liberally prescribing opioid painkillers. As a result, some state and federal officials are now warning that excessive prescribing of a...
  • Study: Bacon, hot dogs, bad for mental health

    07/19/2018 6:08:13 AM PDT · by Renkluaf · 47 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 7/18/2018 | Scott Berson
    Eating a lot of hot dogs, beef jerky, salami and other processed meats could do more than just add a few extra pounds ó it could cause a serious mental condition called mania. Thatís according to a new study from scientists at Johns Hopkins Medicine published July 18 (National Hot Dog Day) in the journal Molecular Psychiatry. The study found a link between consumption of nitrates, which are chemicals used to cure and process meat snacks, and episodes of mania, ďa serious neuropsychiatric condition associated with significant morbidity and mortality.Ē Read more here:
  • Extreme body modification: Amputees risk death by cutting off own limbs (Sex "reassignment" too)

    06/17/2018 8:35:47 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 43 replies
    Daily Star ^ | 16th June 2018 | Tom Fish
    Forget extreme plastic surgery, tattoos and piercings - a minority are taking body modification to the next level - by voluntarily cutting off their own limbs. A body modifier has exclusively revealed how his "extra" limbs feel alien, and has resorted to the drastic measure of self-mutilation - because he actually want to be disabled. Dr. Michael First, a professor of psychiatry at Columbia University, has led investigations into this bizarre and extremely rare psychiatric condition which he is calling body integrity identity disorder (BIID). Also known as amputee identity disorder, it gives people a fierce desire to rid themselves...
  • The United States of Suicide: 25% Surge Since 1999 Brought on by Debilitating Depression and...

    06/12/2018 2:59:09 PM PDT · by davikkm · 45 replies
    IWB ^ | Bob Shanahan
    Hereís a shocking and telling statistic on the direction of American society today: suicide rates have risen sharply in every U.S. state (except Nevada, which was already alarmingly high) from 1999 to 2016, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Suicide rates are up more than 30 percent in half of the states over the last couple decades. There were 45,000 suicides in 2016, up from 44,193 in 2015. Suicides on average across the nation have increased by 25%. Depression, isolation, opioids, technology, and substance abuse are to blame. But more important than the causes is the fact...
  • Church attendance linked with reduced suicide risk, especially for Catholics, study says

    06/11/2018 1:22:59 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 171 replies
    LA Times ^ | Jun 29, 2016 | Melissa Healy
    Against a grim backdrop of rising suicide rates among American women, new research has revealed a blinding shaft of light: One group of women ó practicing Catholics ó appears to have bucked the national trend toward despair and self-harm. Compared with women who never participated in religious services, women who attended any religious service once a week or more were five times less likely to commit suicide between 1996 and 2010, says a study published by JAMA Psychiatry. [snip] Among devout Catholic women ó those in the pews more than once a week ó suicides were a vanishing phenomenon. Among...