McHugh, Paul
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This transgender 'folly' is going to collapse, just as eugenics did

There are some aspects of human disorders and human mental life that depend upon the brain for their sustaining, but they don't depend upon the brain for their generation - things like grief, and maybe post-traumatic stress disorder, and things of that sort. They depend upon an appreciation of the person, of what was there and was lost (for grief), or what was there and was frightening (for PTSD). The brain follows the mind in that way.

Date posted: 2022-01-08

Interrogating the transgender agenda

A psychiatrist questions the scientific and medical basis for current treatments of gender dyphoria.

Date posted: 2020-07-03

Transgenderism: A Pathogenic Meme

The idea that one's sex is a feeling, not a fact, has permeated our culture and is leaving casualties in its wake. Gender dysphoria should be treated with psychotherapy, not surgery.

Date posted: 2018-11-15

From friends of the Court: the truth about "born that way"

Professor Paul McHugh, a distinguished psychiatrist from Johns Hopkins University, addresses this issue in an amicus brief to the US Supreme Court as background for its deliberations on same-sex marriage. He concludes that the current state of scientific knowledge indicates that sexual orientation is neither a clearly definable (discrete) category or a fixed and immutable characteristic, like race and gender.

Date posted: 2015-05-11