Friday, June 05, 2015

Johns Hopkins' Head of Psychiatry: "Transgender Is Mental Disorder"

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Dr. Paul R. McHugh, former psychiatrist-in-chief, now Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Hospital, says, "transgenderism is a mental disorder" that merits treatment, "sex change is biologically impossible, and that people doing sexual reassignment surgery are collaborating with and promoting a mental disorder."

He explains why Johns Hopkins Hospital has stopped doing sex-reassignment surgery.

And says the actions of "misguided doctors" who administer "puberty-delaying hormones to render later sex change surgeries onerous...comes close to child abuse."

Every parent and grandparent---listen up.

Dr. Paul R. McHugh is both distinguished in the medical field and highly respected among his peers.

He has written 6 books and at least 125 peer-reviewed medical articles.

He is also deeply concerned about the trends in so-called "gender-identity."

The June 9, 2014 issue of TIME Magazine featured transgenderism on its cover and predicted "Nearly a year after the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage [striking down DOMA] another social movement is poised to challenge deeply held cultural beliefs."

Dr. McHughs responded, not from the point of view of "deeply held cultural beliefs," but from well established medical science.

His article in the Wall Street Journal was titled, "Transgender Surgery Isn't The Solution."

The doctor said "policy makers and the media are doing no favors either to the public or the transgendered by treating their confusions as a right in need of defending rather than as a mental disorder that deserves understanding, treatment and prevention."

He said this confusion qualifies as a "mental disorder" in 2 ways: "The first is that the idea of sex misalignment is simply mistaken---it does not correspond with physical reality. The second is that it can lead to grim psychological outcomes."

"The transgendered suffer a disorder of 'assumption', like those in other disorders familiar to psychiatrists," he says.

He says the transgendered suffer a disordered assumption that the individual differs from what seems given in nature---namely maleness and femaleness. This, the doctor says, is similar to those assumptions associated with anorexia and bulimia nervosa where people believe they are dangerously overweight.

While transgendered people hold these "beliefs" about gender in their minds because of "feelings" often related to psycho-social conflicts or problems that they believe will be resolved by changing genders.

In their minds, the doctor says, this cannot be challenged.

This is why, the doctor notes, states are passing laws barring psychiatrists, even with parental permission, "from striving to restore natural gender feelings to a transgender minor."

He says, "And so at Johns Hopkins we stopped doing sex reassignment surgery, since producing a 'satisfied' but still troubled patient seemed an inadequate reason for surgically amputating normal organs."

He expresses deep concern regarding the move, with encouragement from the media, pop culture and sex education in public schools, toward working with very young children who seem to want to imitate the opposite sex sometimes.

He is strongly warning against enabling or encouraging certain subgroups of the transgendered, "such as young people susceptible to suggestion from 'everything is normal' sex education" and the school's "diversity counselors" who "like 'cult leaders' may encourage these young people to distance themselves from their families and offer advice on rebutting arguments against having transgender surgery."

The doctor warns against administering "puberty-delaying hormones to render later sex-change surgeries less onerous, because these drugs stunt the child's growth and risk causing sterility."

These actions "come close to child abuse," he says.

He also notes that 80% of those kids will "abandon their confusion and grow naturally into adult life if untreated..." They simply "loose those feelings," he says.

"Sex change is biologically impossible," the highly respected doctor says. "People who undergo sex-reassignment surgery do not change from men to women or vice versa. Rather, they become feminized men or masculinized women. Claiming that this is a civil-rights matter and encouraging surgical intervention is in reality to collaborate with and promote a mental disorder," he writes.

He is not standing alone on these matters. Vanderbuilt University and London's Portman Clinic of Children are expressing the same medical beliefs.

This week Fox Business News host, Neil Cavuto, asked journalist Charles Payne what he thought about the Bruce Jenner news that is dominating the news this week.

Payne said, "It's the era that we're living in."

Cavuto looked straight into the camera and said, "Rome. Final Days."

In the final days of Rome, Paul wrote to the Christians living in the chaotic collapsing culture of what had been "The Roman Empire."

He said, "I'm not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation....since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen....although they knew God, they did not know Him as God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were they thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened...Professing to be wise, they became fools...exchanged the truth of God for the lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator..." (Romans 1).

Continuing, he wrote in Romans 12: "...present your bodies..a living sacrifice, holy,acceptable to God..."

"And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God."

Paul also included this in the same letter. Don't worry about what's going on in the culture: "Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit (15:13).

Be Not Conformed. Be Hopeful. Be Informed. Be Prayerful. Be Blessed.


  1. So many politicians and lost judges are making people sick.

  2. The doctor has hit the nail on the head. It is better in these instances to treat a person with this disorder above the neck rather than below the neck. The results are much better. Martin W. Howser

    The world is going insane, we must not join them.

    Another piece of insanity that is aimed at the natural family, husband wife and children is that this must be stopped in the name of justice because it puts the child from a same sex union or single parent family at a disadvantage compared to a natural family. Truly an insane idea!

    1. If you are truly worried about children at a disadvantage, start putting your efforts against poverty - like Jesus. A $15 minimum wage would go a lot farther to help disadvantaged children than freaking out about a tiny minority.

    2. Yes, there will be no legitimate future generations what will be thanking the gay agenda for raising children in homes because the adults, (one of which is the parent) were living in self abuse. Getting back to family as God intended will go much further than a higher minimum wage, as not having enough money is not the root of this problem.

    3. The article is not talking about monetary poverty. There is much more to life that money. My grandparents were really poor but they raised four boys that were highly successful. Two of them became doctors and one an engineer for Hughes and one was killed in WWII. America has abandoned the values that made it successful. My husband came from a family that was poor and he worked his way through college and became a successful engineer. Your comment has nothing to do with the core problem in society. Abandoning our ethics and morals has sickened our country and the mentality that money is the answer to all our problems is a mirage that disappoints even when obtained. And really, how many children have you personally helped through poverty? Did Jesus pass out money? No! He did heal people but He was mainly concerned about their souls, about helping them believe in Him and accepting His free gift of salvation for eternity. Our church and the missions we support and every our efforts in helping the poor are something that I take delight in but the real problem in our country and the world is that people need food for their souls and hope for eternity. Yes, we need to feed the poor and we do. But also we need to obey Jesus and live according to His principles and the way He created us.

    4. Martin W. Howser8:33 AM, June 06, 2015

      What do you mean a tiny minority? What was mentioned in my comment is new thinking from those who basically want to destroy the traditional family by discouraging in tact families. This is not good for all of society.

      Unfortunately way to many families are not in tact due to divorce and having children out of wedlock in many instances is facilitated by well intentioned state welfare programs.

      Please do you homework, do the research, children are put at a disadvantage because of divorce, being born out of wedlock and same sex parenting. The data is out there addressing these issues.

      Raising the minimum wage does not answer these fundamental problems but it may help. What is the downside, I do not know. Oh by the way I voted for raising the minimum wage in the 1990s in Washington State and tying it to inflation hence in Washington State it is up to approximately $10.00.

      Speaking of minimum wage, maybe we should repeal Obama care which is now responsible for many people at the lower end of the wage scale having their hours cut back.

      In the state of Washington before Obama care, no one could be refused medical help at the hospital regardless of their ability to pay. Added to that 80% of the people in the state liked their existing health care plans. Further more people who could not qualify for health insurance could become part of a state pool in which their health insurance premiums would be underwritten by the state. The point is, it worked! Again so much for good intentions.

  3. This learned and distinguished psychiatrist will now likely be destroyed professionally. He has used facts and logic in this case - and has dared to touch the face of the god of this age. The arrogant rebellion against anything sacred will be set on silencing him. Yet he has spoken and warned us. This is what courage looks like - not the face of Mr. Jenner.

  4. By this it sounds to me like John Hopkins might have a decent mental health department, and may even be practicing medicine instead of what some are doing under what they call health care. Sex changes are not health care, but are abuse as this Doctor says. I wonder if Obama care pays for this kind of abuse. I can't think of any reason why it wouldn't.

  5. This doctor reminds me of a sheepdog. (see Dog kills two wolves defending sheep, you tube.)

  6. God Bless John Hopkins.

  7. The supreme court in striking down DOMA is loosing it's authority. How shall it be salted? They have to come back to the Bible.


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