For instance, it has been suggested that the phenomenon known as ‘false mental image’ might be a factor in GID [gender identity disorder], just as it is with anorexia. People with anorexia have a false mental image of their body; they think that they are fat when they are actually extremely thin, even near death’s door. The similarity to GID is clear; the person is convinced that they are not what they are and are actually of the other sex. People with anorexia are not given surgical ‘help’ to make their body conform to what they imagine it should be; rather, the emphasis is on helping to correct the false mental image that they have of their body.
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