Yes, if you think you're something that you aren't, that's considered a mental disorder.
No, that's a completely normal human being.
Gender identity disorder.
A mental disorder is a disorientation of how someone feels, looks, or perceives things. When they mis-preceive their own gender, this is classified as a mental disorder.
After reading the formal definition, yea, I would say it's a mental illness.
Gender identity disorder. Also, if I were to say I'm a cat, I'm sure lots of people would look at me weird. So why is it different if I were to say I was the opposite sex?
Yes. If you are a boy, that's it. You can't say that you aren't a boy (unless you are a girl). Just like you can't say that you are Superman (unless you are Superman).
Upon further looking, it appears that yes, in fact, there is a mental illness in which there is psychological conflict between one's actual gender and the gender that he/she has delusions of.
It is recognized as a mental disorder by both health organizations and the government. It is abnormal and defective for your mental identity to not match up with your sex. I'm not saying that to be mean, but it's true.
Yes, it is abnormal and it's a mental disorder just like autism. They need help.
In my opinion, someone who isn't happy with who they are is mentally ill. Healthy people accept who they are, and live with it.
Are most people in the world are transgenders do you see most guys wear dresses or make up out in public or do you see most female dress up like a guy is it everyday that you hear about that someone got surgery done just to change their gender so there for people that are transgenders are mentally ill
I don't think Gender Disphoria is really an illness.
Not every anomaly is a pathos.
Anyone voting yes is the one with the mental illness here.
The mental illness's many transgender people suffer is often from the stress of being discriminated against, this poll is a case in point. Sure there is GID often caused by childhood sexual abuse which goes hand in hand with BPD but each case is very unique and calling all people who want to change gender mentally ill and trying to fit them all into one one diagnosis is extremely naive. Studies have shown female brains in male heads and vice versa so the wrong body claim is sometimes spot on.
Ugh, all you people saying "Yes" and commenting in an effort to justify your choice make me sick. Society tells us we can be anything -- except gay, or bisexual, or asexual, or trans, or poor, or homeless, or unempolyed if you're fit to work, or immature, or dumb, or short, or fat, or ugly, or physically unfit, or too slow or too fast or inexperienced or uncool or not wearing makeup or in debt or an atheist or average or different or quiet or loud or old or sad or angry or happy or human, an it's all just crazy stupid stereotypes. Shut up already. You CAN be whoever and whatever you want without being ill or sick or diseased or in need of therapy. Just be yourself, be who you are, and ignore all the haters. I deeply apologize to all the trans people out there on behalf of the people who think there's something wrong with you, because there isn't. You are beautiful no matter what. Live long and prosper. <3
Transgender has nothing to do with being mentally unwell. This is a healthy biological diversity found for thousands of years and has many positive benefits to the Earth (innovations, advancements, enhancing the understanding of human sexuality,helping understand human biology).
No they are not. First off the term mentally ill has no normative value. Even if the transgendered were mentally ill it would still be wrong to call them by the pronouns they do not identify with for it would cause them emotional pain similarly they should still be allowed to undergo sex change operations or dress as the gender they identify as or whatever because it is good to do something which brings you fulfillment/happiness. But ignoring that I still don't think it is mental illness. First off I think we should define mental illness. According to the mayo Clinic it is "Mental illness refers to a wide range of mental health conditions — disorders that affect your mood, thinking and behavior." People who believe that being transgendered is a mental illness would most likely classify it as a disorder with regards to your thinking more specifically a delusion (namely that they believe they are something when they are plainly not.) Though you could argue that being delusional does not necessarily mean you are mentally and rather that only a subset of the delusional are mentally Ill, I will not bother myself with such things as i will be arguing that transgendered people are not delusional. The argument for transgendered people being delusional is that they say they are something when they are not, it can be phrased as follows: Given that 1. Someone who believes they are something they are not is delusional and 2. Transgendered people believe they are one gender when they are not. Therefore 3. Transgendered people are delusional. Though you could argue that premise one is too broad (just because someone believes something false does not make them delusional) I will focus on premise 2 which I believe to be false. For the purposes of simplicity I will focus on the case of a transgender woman though these arguments could be easily generalized to a transgender man (or any other gender for that matter) The argument from the people who believe that the transgendered are delusional usually argue that premise 2 is true with something along the lines of: 1. a man is someone born with a penis (you could replace being born with a penis with a whole host of other characteristics) 2. a transgender woman is born with a penis 3. therefore a transgender woman is a man My issue with this argument is that it assumes there is some sort of objective definition of man. Rather words like man are human constructs arbitrarily used to define certain things. Thus premise 1 of this argument fails and should be amended to: I define a man to be someone born with a penis. This change is key because it means that transgender people are not disputing fact but rather the definition of the term man. Rather, they believe (I do too) that being a man is defined by your internal feelings (I know there is a much stronger biological basis for this but Im ignorant with regards to the biology). I suppose you could argue this point from the acceptance of the Platonic forms. (I am not very well versed in this idea so I will not attempt to counter it even though I do not believe in the forms) However, I doubt that most people who argue that transgender people are mentally mention Plato. For example, it would be delusional to argue that Caitlyn Jenner was not born with a penis as this would be delusional as it is a denial of fact. To say that she is a woman is not however because that statement means that she feels very strongly that she is a woman (again forgive my ignorance of the biology behind being transgender). Take the following thought experiment: If a man said that the heater is talking to him, we would call him delusional as the heater is most definitely not talking to him. However, if by "the heater is talking to me" he meant that the "heater is making me warm" and defined the word talk as "to make warm" he would not be delusional. It would be odd that he chose to define to talk as "to make warm" but he nonetheless would be correct in his understanding of reality. This last objection is not true of the transgender debate as many people define gender as being based in feeling. Now neither of the two definitions of gender is more right than the other but the nonetheless this means that transgender people are not delusional and therefore not mentally ill.
And EVEN IF THEY WERE MENTALLY ILL.... YOU SHOULD FUCKING BE NICE
They are mentally different to other people. Illnesses are detrimental to the sufferer - the only detriment to transgender people is society's reception of them. I don't see transition as necessary and there are lots of drawbacks to it; people only feel the need to go through with it to fit society's expectations. Regardless of what they do or do not go through with, 'transgender' people fundamentally want to be accepted as themselves.
Why tf are people saying it's a mental disorder. Schizophrenia is a mental disorder because you have delusions such as visual and auditory hallucinations, delusions, etc etc etc. Being trans means you switched genders. See the difference?