Tonight’s show is called, “Body Dysmorphia & Gender Dysphoria.”
The entire reason why we are covering these topics tonight, and covering them together, is due to the astounding prevalence of misunderstandings not only of both conditions, but of a tendency to conflate them as interchangeable conditions, which they are not.
Several changes in the preferred nomenclature and labeling of certain related conditions and habits have only just occurred in the last 5 years or less. This is an area of psychology, mental health, and related physiological conditions which is still being heavily studied, and only recently well-understood. We will do out best to navigate the most recent vetted material so that our listeners are clear on the latest scientific facts and distinctions within the topic.
Tonight, we will discuss:
Before we begin tonight’s topic discussion, we'll go to “The Rock & Roll Shrink Recalls,” a moment of rock music trivia stories, as recounted by Dr. Mathis.