Professor emeritus Ivar Sønbø Kristiansen from the Department of Health Management and Health Economics has written a blogpost in a medical newspaper where he draw parallels between gender dystrophy and ME as fashion illnesses. I post this mostly for its oddity - but feel genuinely sorry for the gender dystrophy patients which seems to meet as much, if not more, prejudice as ME patients. Dagens Medisin: Kjønnsdystrofi - den nye ME? google translation: Gender dystrophy - the new ME? Based on my views above, I have long thought that the ME epidemic eventually will culminate and be replaced by another, socially contagious state. A chronicle in Aftenposten was therefore thought provoking. Here Anne Wæhre and Kim Alexander Tønseth at the National Hospital claim that Norway has an "explosive increase" in the number of teenagers who are dissatisfied with the gender their own body has. ... My hypothesis, however, is that the explanation is social infection. Gender dysphoria "infects" in the same way as railway spine and ME. The question is then how to deal with the "epidemic."