A 2021 study of military youth has revealed that not only were minors with severe mental illness allowed to embark upon experimental medical sex changes, but also that prescriptions for anti-psychotic drugs actually increased after hormonal interventions were initiated, reports Fox News
The study, published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, examined the Department of Defense (DoD) medical records of 3,754 trans-identified adolescents and 6,603 siblings who did not identify as transgender. The findings reveal no improvement in mental health after commencing hormone interventions and an increase in prescriptions for psychotropic medication.
The trans-identified cohort were more likely to have a mental health diagnosis, use more mental healthcare services, and be prescribed more psychotropic medications compared to the sibling cohort.
“The most pronounced increases in mental healthcare were for adjustment, anxiety, mood, personality, psychotic disorders, and suicidal ideation/attempted suicide,” the study noted. “The most pronounced increased in psychotropic medication were in SNRIs, sleep medications, anti-psychotics and lithium.”
One of the co-authors of the study, Dr. David Klein of the David Grant Medical Center at Travis Air Force Base, believes that these pre-existing serious mental health issues could just “melt away” after the adolescent undergoes sex change interventions.
Speaking to the Urology Times, Klein explained that at first glance, it appears from looking at the study that transgender people are more likely to suffer from psychotic conditions such as schizophrenia, but he suggests that perhaps the anti-psychotic drugs are being prescribed as “adjuncts for severe depression or for insomnia, as opposed to a primary psychotic condition.”
Klein went on to say that rather than there being something inherent about transgender people that makes them more prone to psychotic disorders, it’s more likely that once a medical sex change is underway, their other diagnoses will “start to melt away over time.”
Many proponents of adolescent sex changes argue that the high rates of coexisting mental health issues observed in youth who identify as transgender are the result of the pain of being trapped in the wrong body. The solution, they believe, is to alter the body, then all pre-existing mental health issues will disappear.
An alternative theory is that when distressed youth with serious mental health issues come across the concept of gender online or at school, they latch onto the idea that they could be transgender and see a medical sex change as the answer to all their woes.
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