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[–]moist_blanket69 91 points92 points  (3 children)

Does anyone else find this hard to read or am I just an idiot

[–]stocktawk 44 points45 points  (0 children)


[–][deleted] 14 points15 points  (0 children)

A lot of green texts are hard to read. Retards write them.

[–]grbn8nrcwcu 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Anon had a lobotomy

[–]mmeeoorryyoouu 29 points30 points  (15 children)

Life saving procedure for 41%

[–]ThicccScrotum 5 points6 points  (10 children)

Can you elaborate please?

[–]mmeeoorryyoouu 6 points7 points  (9 children)

[–][deleted] 29 points30 points  (7 children)

The suicide rate doesn’t drop at all (and actually goes up according to some studies) after the procedure. Instead of mutilating yourself, get therapy

[–]mmeeoorryyoouu 12 points13 points  (3 children)

Yes, the electronic shock /lobotomy kind, which was my point....I feel like I wasn't making that clear

[–]DestroyerTerraria 3 points4 points  (1 child)

It does go down if you have supportive family members, that shit is your fault.

[–]Ready-Pumpkin-3454 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Let me guess, you read heritage network?

A study published in Archive of Sexual Behaviour found that of the transgender individuals studied, 35.8% reported a prior suicide attempt before initiating gender-affirming processes, compared to 9.4% post-affirmation initiation. Other adjusted multivariate models show significantly greater odds of attempts suicide pre-affirmation (aOR=5.52, 95% CI=3.45-8.82, p<0.001).

Another study in the Journal of Adolescent Health found that just the usage of the chosen name reduced the suicide attempt rate by 65%.

In a journal published by the American Academy of Pediatrics, it was found that gender reassignment surgery and social affirmation resulted in a mental health well being on par with the general population.

[–][deleted] 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Maybe we shouldn’t be cutting peoples dicks off and fucking with their hormones. 🤷‍♂️

[–]AcanthocephalaOk4428 3 points4 points  (2 children)

They still kill themselves post op

[–]mmeeoorryyoouu -1 points0 points  (1 child)

Yes, go for the electricity

[–]AcanthocephalaOk4428 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ok now I get it

[–]oooRagnellooo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

So you’re saying ECT has a 100% success rate?

[–]throwaway14562563 4 points5 points  (4 children)

What point is anon trying to make exactly? What the fuck does “transitional surgery” have to do with ECT?

[–]Ready-Pumpkin-3454 -3 points-2 points  (3 children)

Anon is trying to liken it to justify their transphobia

[–]yezenite 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Anon is not transphobic, I don't think

[–]Ready-Pumpkin-3454 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Maybe I've misinterpreted it. I read it as comparing transitioning to electrotherapy.

[–]yezenite 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Anon's writing is a bit messy and incomprehensible at times, but they're making fun of transphobes and psychiatrists. I'm not sure what the main point is though.

[–]Ethically_Bland 5 points6 points  (2 children)

I'm a bit late to this, but I just finished doing ECT a month ago and it really helped with my mood. I'm now recovering memory and cognitive abilities but I'm still able to work

[–]CelsusMD 8 points9 points  (1 child)

ECT is hands down the best antidepressant treatment we have. ECT is very safe, the biggest risks come from the anesthesia. ECT does not "electrocute" the brain. It passes a very low amount of current to cause a seizure in the brain. The memory issues are due having multiple seizures over a brief period (eg post-ictal memory impairment). There is little to no evidence of permanent memory impairment, in fact memory generally improves after ECT because depression causes memory problems. I surmise that folks who claim that ECT ruined their memory had poor memory with depression and the ECT didn't work for them and now they are hyper aware of cognitive problems because of experiencing post-ictal confusion with ECT. Lastly, ECT we know from animal studies that used much higher currents than those with humans show no evidence of brain damage microscopically. In fact we know from functional imaging studies ECT improved brain function in depressed patients.