H. Steven Moffic talks transgender patients and Elliot Page's recent announcement.
Gender dysphoria is still listed in the psychiatric nomenclature as a disorder; Dr Moffic argues why that should be removed, and why the trangender patients he helped in his career are some of the bravest.
Dr Moffic is an award-winning psychiatrist who has specialized in the cultural and ethical aspects of psychiatry. A prolific writer and speaker, he received the one-time designation of being a Hero of Public Psychiatry from the Assembly of the American Psychiatric Association in 2002. He has recently been leading Tikkun Olam advocacy movements on climate instability, burnout, Islamophobia, and anti-Semitism for a better world. He serves on the Editorial Board of Psychiatric TimesTM.