Falling into the Fire' by Christine M...

Falling into the Fire' by Christine Montross

There are 2 comments on the Boston.com story from Jul 28, 2013, titled Falling into the Fire' by Christine Montross. In it, Boston.com reports that:

In his recent book, "Saving Normal," psychiatrist Allen Frances argues that far too many mental-health resources are going to the group that needs it least, the "worried well."

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Since: Jan 09

Central NJ

#1 Jul 28, 2013
Interesting! This book goes into the Transexuality/Body dysmorphic syndrome debate. For those who don't understand, They are two different things. The only simalarities are the removal of body parts. In the case of Transexuality, it's to make the person as close to the opposite sex as science and medicine will take them. In the case of Body Dysmorhic syn., It's to make the person into ... what? an Amputee! What does that do for someone? There's a "Payoff" in it somewhere, but what? I'm a Transexual and I sort of understand Transexuaity, but I don't understand this. They are two totally different things.
Regards, Terri

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#2 Jul 29, 2013
TerryE wrote:
Interesting! This book goes into the Transexuality/Body dysmorphic syndrome debate. For those who don't understand, They are two different things. The only simalarities are the removal of body parts. In the case of Transexuality, it's to make the person as close to the opposite sex as science and medicine will take them. In the case of Body Dysmorhic syn., It's to make the person into ... what? an Amputee! What does that do for someone? There's a "Payoff" in it somewhere, but what? I'm a Transexual and I sort of understand Transexuaity, but I don't understand this. They are two totally different things.
Regards, Terri
Actually, no, they are not two "totally different things." They are almost identical, and have been around for a very long time. There are ancient methods of removing certain body parts that are almost as good as the modern ones, though much more painful. However the notion is simple, your mind is in disagreement with your body.

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