Studies show high percentages of transgender individuals have debilitating personality disorders, autism 03/22/2023 / By
/ By Cassie B
It may come as no surprise that people who wish to mutilate their genitals are experiencing some type of mental illness, but one study shows just how strong the need for psychological help is among people seeking sex reassignment surgery.
Researchers at the Iran University of Medical Sciences found that 81 percent of people who say they are transgender are experiencing major personality disorders.
According to the study, 57.1 percent of transgender individuals have narcissistic personality disorder, while the overall average number of psychiatric diagnoses for transgender patients is three.
The study concluded: “Personality disorders are common in patients with Gender Identity Disorder who are candidates for sex reassignment. As a result, the assessment of Personality disorders before sex reassignment surgery and offering psychological and medical intervention care, if needed, is strongly suggested.”
Significant percentage of youth transgender population has autism
Other studies have shown that adolescents with autism are significantly over-represented among the youth transgender population. According to some doctors, traits of those on the autism spectrum – such as vulnerability to body image issues, a feeling of social rejection and obsessive thinking – may contribute to their confusion.
Canadian psychiatrist Dr. Susan Bradley, who has worked with gender dysphoric children since the 1970s, said that she feels most of the children seeking gender transitions have high-functioning autism and are simply being exploited by a profit-driven medical industry.