A leading psychiatrist at John Hopkins University claims that supporting transgenderism and sex-change therapy is collaborating with madness and that doing such is enabling ‘mental illness’ to run rampant.

Dr. Paul R. McHugh is a leading Service Psychiatrist at John Hopkins University, a former psychiatrist-in-chief at Johns Hopkins Hospital, and an author. Dr. McHugh explains in his book, ‘The Mind Has Mountains: Reflections on Society and Psychiatry,’ in chapter “Surgical Sex,” that transgender is a mental illness, and to perform sex change therapy for transgenders is enabling mental illness.


“I have witnessed a great deal of damage from sex reassignment,” states Dr. McHugh in his book. “The children transformed from their male constitution into female roles suffered prolonged distress and misery as they sensed their natural attitudes” as males develop.

“As for the adults who came to us [at Johns Hopkins Hospital] claiming to have discovered their ‘true’ sexual identity and to have heard about sex-change operations, we psychiatrists have been distracted from studying the causes and natures of their mental misdirections by preparing them for surgery and for a life in the other sex,” he said.

“We have wasted scientific and technical resources and damaged our professional credibility by collaborating with madness rather than trying to study, cure, and ultimately prevent it,” said Dr. McHugh.

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John Hopkins Hospital at one time performed sex-reassignment surgeries during the 1970’s, but after further psychiatric review, the doctors at the hospital concluded: “that Hopkins was fundamentally cooperating with a mental illness.” Dr. McHugh was psychiatrist-in-chief at Johns Hopkins Hospital 1975-2001.

“We psychiatrists, I thought, would do better to concentrate on trying to fix their minds and not their genitalia,” he said.

Prior to surgery, these transgender men “spent an unusual amount of time thinking and talking about sex and their sexual experiences; their sexual hungers and adventures seemed to preoccupy them,” said Dr. McHugh.

Also, discussion of children or babies was of little interest to them, he said, and, thirdly, many of the transgender men “reported that they found women sexually attractive and that they saw themselves as ‘lesbians.’”

This form of “sexual misdirection” is termed “autogynephilia,” explained Dr. McHugh.

For the post-surgery transgender men, data collected by one of McHugh’s colleagues showed that most of the patients did not regret the genitalia change “[b]ut in every other respect, they were little changed in their psychological condition,” said Dr. McHugh. “They had the same problems with relationships, work, and emotions as before.”

“We saw the results as demonstrating that just as these men enjoyed cross-dressing as women before the operation so they enjoyed cross-living after it,” he said. “But they were no better in their psychological integration or any easier to live with.”

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Dr. McHugh further stated in regards to those who are proponents of transgenderism; “One might expect that those who claim that sexual identity has no biological or physical basis would bring forth more evidence to persuade others,” said Dr. McHugh. “But as I’ve learned, there is a deep prejudice in favor of the idea that nature is totally malleable.”

Dr. McHugh, like many others who have spoken out in regards the mental disorder of transgenderism, are silent voices to the ever increasing pressure placed on society by the mainstream views that offer only disdain to support their claims of tolerance and acceptance.


Culture is the biggest proponent of transgenderism, and the culture that is being forced on the next generation will have dire consequences for the minds of the youth caused by the confusion.

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The culture being thrust upon American society is not without warrant, in fact, it in and of itself is a form of ideological subversion, specifically demoralization, at least, that is according to Yuri Bezmenof, a former KGB Agent of the Soviet Union.

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