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I agree with your first sentence about any social experiments. I wonder about unit cohesion. But I don't know about access to drugs. Can't the same be said of troops with diabetes and other medical needs?
Scott many medical conditions will prevent someone from military service. It includes everything from anemia to dental problems and more. Military service is NOT easy. http://www.military.com/join-armed-forces/disquali...
Why do i have to pay for some guy's erectile disfunction?
There are now 15,000 trans people serving. A 2016 study by the RAND Corporation found that allowing transgender people to serve openly would “cost little and have no significant impact on unit readiness.” This is a non-issue.
15,000 transgendered are no in Military. From RAND study "The 2016 Rand study, titled "Assessing the Implications of Allowing Transgender Personnel to Serve Openly,estimates that between 1,320 and 6,630 of 1.3 million active duty MAY be transgender.
I would think diabetics should not be able to go to areas where there is combat. I can think of monthly reasons women shouldn't be on the front line in combat. Epileptics and other unpredictable conditions probably shouldn't be there either.
This is the absolute correct answer regards the this issue. Kudos.
I think Diane has a great point. One standard should be whether a specific "condition" presents a risk to fellow military personnel in a combat situation.
I also think Trump would have been smarter by talking about it with his generals and admirals before announcing it on Twitter. Republicans in Congress were caught by surprise too.
Being transgender is NOT a mental illness, "gender dysphoria" refers to the *distress* that some individuals experience when there is conflict between how they identify and their assigned gender. Perhaps you should go beyond "minor research."
Aime, the World Health Organization (WHO) considers transgender identity a mental illness. A number of psychologists think is is also. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-...
Gender dysphoria is not considered a mental illness. Emotional problems, such as stress, anxiety, and depression, result only when the condition is not socially acceptable--like when a president decides they can't serve in the military.
Whether you like it or not, transgender is a "mental disorder" according to the American Psychiatric Associations.
I'm not taking sides. Just stating a fact.
People need to stop being perpetrators of the stigma of mental illness. The more you say we are not mentally ill, the more insulted we feel.
We know something is wrong with us, and being diagnosed with it gives us the name for it and how to help us.
Disorder and illness are not the same thing.
Are they not treated the same? When I google "Mental Illness list", I get all the disorders: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_mental_disor...
They are all under the same category..eating disorder and Schizophrenia are together. Can you explain?
If I have an ongoing state of higher than normal anxiety, I have a disorder. But that doesn't mean I require treatment. If it is debilitating or life threatening, then I have an illness.
Is transgender debilitating or life threatening?
See this where I get confused.How do we define debilitating. Some disorders - like eating disorders, are basically not genetically inherent, but can be life threatening. Same with transgenderism - causing depression and suicide. Both mental illness?
Severe, persistent depression is a mental illness that is life threatening and requires treatment. A single depressive episode usually doesn't need treatment. There are fine lines all over the place on this stuff. Been there many times.
True. I can sorta see the difference now, but I suspect the people who diagnose disorder or illness have a hard time differentiating it themselves because it's so tricky. I still wonder, say severe OCD - d for disorder, but clearly it's an illness.
It's all about how far it goes. OCD is a disorder up to a certain point. It's an illness beyond that point.
Ahhhh. So it's less about the "title", and more about the spectrum. If it's just a minor thing...its a disorder, if it's so bad it's ruining your life, then it becomes an illness. (my simple way of clarifying).
You got it. Spectrum is a good word. I'm not a professional therapist, but that's my view based on many life experiences and a lot of volunteer work with agencies for people in need. Professionals are more standards based, but it's never that simple.
Sessions says gay people have no protection under title 7. This adm is a white nationalist kleptocracy. Law of the jungle prevails. They stole power, now they can abuse it.
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It's a kakistocracy, government of a state by its most stupid, ignorant.
Cant argue w that....
His timing is rather suspicious.
Thoughtful answer. I suspect you are right about the political motive.
Take the !5,000 number with a grain of salt."The Williams Institute, a think tank at UCLA School of Law that researches gender identity, came to that figure using a 2011 survey of 6,546 transgender Americans. It's based on a survey."
Whats trump decision based on?
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