“Rapid-onset Gender Dysphoria”

Cohort and contagion effects from novel social pressures

By Dr. Robert Malone
In 2018, Psychology Today published an article summarizing trans research and what was happening in the culture that is truly shocking. That is, a large minority of kids have developed a belief system whereby they, as a group, espouse that being a normal biological female or male is akin to being immoral and evil. This bizarre concept has spread across social media and has infiltrated even down to elementary schools. This is a set of cultural beliefs which have morphed from groupthink and rebellion on social media to going viral throughout an age cohort which is vulnerable to new concepts being permanently instilled into their mindsets.

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Psychology Today, 2018

“In general, cis-gendered people are considered evil and unsupportive, regardless of their actual views on the topic. To be heterosexual, comfortable with the gender you were assigned at birth, and non-minority places you in the ‘most evil’ of categories with this group of friends. Statement of opinions by the evil cis-gendered population are consider phobic and discriminatory and are generally discounted as unenlightened.”

Parents further reported being derogatorily called “breeders” by their children, or being routinely harassed by children who played “pronoun-police.” The observation that they no longer recognized their child’s voice came up time and again in parental reports. In turn, the eerie similarity between the youth’s discourse and trans-positive online content was repeatedly emphasized. Youth were described as “sounding scripted,” “reading from a script,” “wooden,” “like a form letter,” “verbatim,” “word for word,” or “practically copy and paste.”

Littman raises cautions about encouraging young people’s desire to transition in all instances. From the cases reviewed in her study, she concluded that what she terms rapid-onset gender dysphoria” (ROGD) appears to be a novel condition that emerges from cohort and contagion effects and novel social pressures. From this perspective, ROGD likely exhibits an aetiology and epidemiology that is distinct from the “classical” cases of gender dysphoria documented in the DSM.

Littman hypothesizes that ROGD can be cast as a maladaptive coping mechanism for other underlying mental health issues such as trauma or social maladjustment, but also for other exceptional traits like high IQ and giftedness. The peer support, prestige, and identity leveraged by the youth who proudly come out as trans certainly appears to be protective in their circles. As Littman’s study shows, this social signaling strategy also comes with strong disadvantages, particularly as it increases conflict between trans youth and the “cis” majority of the population, which, tellingly, includes a majority of the LGBT community…

3 thoughts on ““Rapid-onset Gender Dysphoria””

  1. This is not psychological “dysphoria”. This is spiritual perversion. This is not a problem of the mind. This is a problem if the soul.

    The proper reference experts are not within Psychology Today. The proper experts are of the RCC, of Eternal Rome, directly guided into all unchanging Truth by God.

    But the RCC has lost Her way, which is why Psychology Today feels fit to take Her rightful place as the voice of authority.

    Where is the RCC? Those occupying Seats of authority are nodding their collective heads in agreement with the Psychologist mind doctors – “who are we to judge; acceptance; tolerance; Communion”.

    The voice of the Divine Physician does not have His rightful place in this sad, lost world.

  2. A lot of kids are doing this for attention and popularity. It’s the “cool” thing to do now. And yes, it starts right in kindergarten. Just look at the shows for kids now. Trans characters appearing everywhere. Good is bad and bad is good.
    Mutilating yourself? Fine.
    Asexual? Gay? Fine.
    Sacramentally married with several children? Breeder! Evil! A threat to society!
    Yeah well society needs the nuclear family or it will implode. Which is what’s happening.

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