Being transgender is no longer a mental illness according to WHO

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    I am glad they finally removed it as a mental illness and hopefully some more progress is made from here.
     
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    Honestly I think that's all there really is to say on the matter, yeah
     
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    I saw this coming when it was first addressed. It is positive reinforcement for those who chose this lifestyle. There is still a long way to go however...
     
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    Yet the WHO have made video game addiction a mental health disorder. With every step forward there's a step backwards.
     
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    Why is it less of a mental illness than any other addiction?
     
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    Addiction is a mental disorder, regardless if drugs, alcohol, gambling, or video games. If someone is suffering from an addiction, then they are suffering from a mental disorder.
     
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    This is a good thing, no ifs or buts about it.
     
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    Living is a metal illness
     
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    Maybe for you :^)
     
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    Yet, they've taken how to long to classify gaming "addiction" as a real thing? Hm... You take one broken pillar, and replace it with another, you're a part of the problem...
     
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    The issue was proving that it's a real thing first and what separates it from just a standard hardcore gamers. There's a lot of factors that need to be taken into consideration when dealing with addiction. Coupled with the fact that these kinds of studies are long-term studies that need these years to provide the most accurate results. They can't just look at a few cases and say, "Yup! That's an addiction that needs to be taken seriously." They need to actually study the effects, treatments, and see if these conditions are widespread.
    That being said, addiction is another topic and really should warrant a different thread. It's not like the replacement for transgender was replaced with video game addiction.
     
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    She is not. Every single addiction is clasified as a mental disorder, even excesive exercise is an addiction. You can't just compare addiction with transgender. Two completely different things.
     
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    woot!
     
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    Maybe so, but according to reality, it still is and will forever remain.
     
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    Pretty sure its still a mental illness,
     
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    So...

    If it's no longer a mental illness, why is the medical treatment still paid by our taxes?
     
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    I was looking at the definition of Gender Dysphoria and it say's not all Transgenders feel Gender Dysphoria. Which means they feel their brain doesn't match their body and they're okay with that. Is that possible? For them to feel like they are born with the wrong body and be happy about that? Or at least indifferent about it.

    If Gender Dysphoria makes one not being able to function properly in society then that would make it a disorder, one that requires medical and psychological help. Like someone who has depression, tries to kill themselves, becomes an alcoholic, ect. because of the Dysphoria. Whether its caused internally or externally.
     
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    That's actually a good question, I'm curious as to what the "right" answer is there

    And regarding other comments, so far as I can tell gender dysphoria is the mental disorder, while gender incongruence (gender not matching birth sex, i.e. non-binary/transgender) is what was removed, as it should be considered a successful treatment
     
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