I have read some about brain studies that were conducted by the Amen clinic where they use SPECT imaging to actually see into the areas of the brain that are either over active or underactive. They can literally see OCD, ADHD, and brain damage. I was wondering if it would be possible for them to do a study on transgender people? This could give physical evidence of proof that it is a biological problem associated with the brain. If anyone is interested the book is called Change Your Brain Change Your Life. I got a copy after being diagnosed with ADHD (without hyperactivity) way back in 2000 or so. Of course being diagnosed with adhd in adulthood made me wonder if there was some sort of connection with gender issues and ADHD as well. Also I tend to think to much.
I am someone who fixes things and in order to do that I have to understand how they work. I am a natural kinesthetic learner I can take almost anything apart and put it back together. It doesn't matter if it is electrical or mechanical or a combination of both. My biggest frustration has been that I can't fix myself. I do keep trying to understand and plowing forward even if it is awkwardly. One bit of good advice from my therapist that I got from five years of therapy is that it doesn't matter how the tire got flat...how are you going to deal with it? It is the one gold nugget piece that my wife quotes back to me often. I quit seeing that particular therapist after I told him I had gender issues and he told me in no uncertain terms that he could not help me. So I have another psychiatrist that I have been seeing since 2008. She has taught me to accept myself and that only took me four years so I guess I am getting better. Five years of therapy to admit to a professional I had gender issues and four years with another to finally come out. So nine years in therapy.....let's see I might be ready to transition in say twenty more years or so. I am kinda slow at getting it but eventually I get there. K