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Should homosexuality be diagnosed as a mental disease?

  • Homosexuals forged APA credentials and gained access to exhibit areas in the conference. They threatened anyone who claimed that homosexuals needed to be cured.

    Today, scientists have unlocked the human genome. There is no homosexual gene. They are not born that way. It is a mental illness brought about by a child's repulsion towards their same-gendered parent. It can and should be treated. Homosexuals suffer from multiple mental health issues. IT's time to respect science.

  • Similarities to Anxiety disorders?

    I'm fully supportive of homosexuality - go for it if you truly feel that way! But I just love to find answers as to why, in so many subjects areas.

    I suffer with GAD/SAD, a mental illness which can develop later in life, but usually in early years due to traumatic experiences. Personally, I feel like I must have been born with it, as I don't remember being "normal". To strengthen the argument, even my father suffered with it throughout his childhood and teens. My brother to a smaller extent. Maybe genetic? Maybe coincidence, I'm not sure.

    In connection, I wonder if people can subconsciously remember the opposite sex being mean to them at a young age? Or someone of the same sex giving them a sense of safety and comfort?

    I'd wonder if homosexuality could be, at least in some cases, a mental illness. For example, for some soldiers can develop sexual feelings for other recruits due to close bonds. You could say they are just choosing what makes them happy, but could it be linked to how I choose to see social situations as a threat? A learned behaviour?

    Regardless, I think it's an interesting topic, and am of the impression that it COULD possibly be classed as a mental illness, at least in SOME cases. Anyway, whether you're strait or gay, that's fine with me!

  • If it's genetic than why so many homosexuals changes their mind and become heterosexuals.Oh maby because it's temporary mental unstable

    Seeing so many people who got out of homosexuality is the proof that if you only want you can make right use of what the nature gave you.Against homosexualism is not only tradition or nature but evan evolution didn't fix them so they could reproduce in order to survive.Some became homosexual and than they become heterosexual again,how is that genetic.Homosexual's big problem is that their sexuality takes control over them and starts to be the most important thing in their life so they do whatever possible to convince others it's a genetic problem and they shoud continue with it(there is no need to be treated cause it doesnt hurt).They choose to not evan try to back to who they were before they discover homosexuality.And that discovery often takes place when they open themselws for sex to early or for wrong reasons and thats when mental problems start for them.

  • Yes, of course.

    Homosexuality is a mental, or to be more exact, psycho- emotional disorder, a result of, in the majority of cases, sexual trauma, or molestation, which is compounded by the resultant anger of the victim, and an inability to process and resolve such issues, and combined with other factors, as well.

  • The Sciences Are Not To Be Politicized

    The Sciences ought to remain independent of political debate, the manner in which homosexuality was removed from the DSM constitutes a threat to the independence of the sciences. Within the field no new data was presented and none has ever been presented that would justify declaring homosexuality as anything other than aberrant.

  • Homosexuality: Long Proven A Disease Before Pure Political Pressure Removed It From The DSM

    The psychiatric DSM reference manual was influenced politically by gay activists in the early 70's and homosexuality was removed for politically correct reasons. Prior to this, hundreds of studies had recognized homosexuality as a deviant sexual orientation from normal healthy heterosexual interest. The acceptance of this disorder has propagated a spreading of AIDS and other STD's that the homosexual / bisexual lifestyle are at far higher risk of spreading, both within their own population and within the mainstream, in the case of bisexuals.

  • APA decision was invalid and unscientific.

    In 1973, The American Psychiatric Association (APA) removed homosexuality as a mental disorder from the APA's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-II).

    This decision was a significant victory for homosexual activists and they have continued to claim that the APA based their decision on new scientific discoveries that proved that homosexual behavior is normal and should be affirmed in our culture.

    This is false and part of numerous homosexual urban legends that have infiltrated every aspect of our culture. The removal of homosexuality as a mental disorder has given homosexual activists credibility in the culture, and they have demanded that their sexual behavior be affirmed in society.

    What Really Happened?

    Numerous psychiatrists over the past decades have described what forces were really at work both inside and outside of the American Psychiatric Association---and what led to the removal of homosexuality as a mental disorder.

    Dr. Ronald Bayer, a pro-homosexual psychiatrist has described what actually occurred in his book, Homosexuality and American Psychiatry: The Politics of Diagnoses. (1981)

    In Chapter 4, "Diagnostic Politics: Homosexuality and the American Psychiatric Association," Dr. Bayer says that the first attack by homosexual activists against the APA began in 1970 when this organization held its convention in San Francisco. Homosexual activists decided to disrupt the conference by interrupting speakers and shouting down and ridiculing psychiatrists who viewed homosexuality as a mental disorder. In 1971, homosexual activist Frank Kameny worked with the Gay Liberation Front collective to demonstrate against the APA's convention. At the 1971 conference, Kamney grabbed the microphone and yelled, "Psychiatry is the enemy incarnate. Psychiatry has waged a relentless war of extermination against us. You may take this as a declaration of war against you."

    Homosexuals forged APA credentials and gained access to exhibit areas in the conference. They threatened anyone who claimed that homosexuals needed to be cured.

    Kamney had found an ally inside of the APA named Kent Robinson who helped the homosexual activist present his demand that homosexualiy be removed from the DSM. At the 1972 convention, homosexual activists were permitted to set up a display booth, entitled "Gay, Proud, and Healthy."

    Kameny was then permitted to be part of a panel of psychiatrists who were to discuss homosexuality. The effort to remove homosexuality as a mental disorder from the DSM was the result of power politics, threats, and intimidation, not scientific discoveries.

    Prior to the APA's 1973 convention, several psychiatrists attempted to organize opposition to the efforts of homosexuals to remove homosexual behavior from the DSM. Organizing this effort were Drs. Irving Bieber and Charles Socarides who formed the Ad Hoc Committee Against the Deletion of Homosexuality from the Dsm-II.

    The DSM-II listed homosexuality as an abnormal behavior under section "302. Sexual Deviations." It was the first deviation listed.


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  • Can no one see from the whole perspective?

    You who oppose rant and rave as if we are going to destroy you and as if deserve to have what ever you want. Does no-one find this selfish? Has everyone lost total control over their minds? From this perspective all I can see are raging, ranting, self-righteous savages screaming for the things they WANT. How selfish is that? It is crazy how we want for the most unnatural and evil things. I see people screaming for abortion rights, gay rights, and all manner of seemingly obviously dark things

  • HOCD: Homosexual Anxiety

    What you feel is coming from your "inner soul" is actually your brain playing games with you. We all have thoughts from time to time. The same way we have thoughts in that direction, we feel these thoughts have a "purpose" and "meaning". It is the negative forces playing with our mind and in order to overcome this disorder, you are supposed to resist it and realise its wrong nature instead of accepting it.

  • Yes homosexuality should be considered a mental illness.

    Homosexuals i know were either sexually abused as a child or had some traumatic event . Why are their gay parades not heterosexual parades? Why does ine of the men in a relationship have to act more feminine than the other, why do they change their voice, ehy is there so many living with hiv and drug alcohol addiction? Is society and medical community care about humans well being they would acknowledge that homosexual behavior LGBT"Q now" is not a behavior we can help the try to treat it and guide these confused individuals to a more plentiful fullfilling life.

  • No, homosexuality should not be considered a mental illness because it is a genetic trait.

    My daughter has had a friend since she was 8 years old who was obviously gay even then. Into his teen years his mother brought him to several therapists, brought him to several churches and pastors drilling him with religion, and even switched him back to a "black" school because she blamed "whites" for his homosexuality. She has since disowned her child for what researchers have found to be a genetic marker in her child's brain causing his attraction to the same sex.

  • Only if we can make heterosexuality a mental illness as well

    Mental illnesses are defined as a serious disorder in ones thinking or behavior. Sexual attraction in all forms is a natural mental process caused by the biochemicals that make you feel all warm and fuzzy. Scientist have proven that homosexuality is a natural example of human sexuality hence not disorder. It is not a symptom of previous sexual abuse, or molestation, or other sexual abuse any more than heterosexual activity is. Answers to why lie in the genes not the brain, there was a reason it was declassified as a illness in the US in 1973.

  • Only if we can make heterosexuality a mental illness as well

    Mental illnesses are defined as a serious disorder in ones thinking or behavior. Sexual attraction in all forms is a natural mental process caused by the biochemicals that make you feel all warm and fuzzy. Scientist have proven that homosexuality is a natural example of human sexuality hence not disorder. It is not a symptom of previous sexual abuse, or molestation, or other sexual abuse any more than heterosexual activity is. Answers to why lie in the genes not the brain, there was a reason it was declassified as a illness in the US in 1973.

  • No, you can't classify it as that

    Homosexuality was considered a mental disorder for political reasons and it was removed because of the fact that it is seen as natural, not because some people just wanted it taken off the mental disorder list. For this reason and others, homosexuality should not be diagnosed as a mental disorder

  • Because it does not fit the Official Definition, at all.

    According to the DSM-V(The OFFICIAL handbook on all mental disorders known to man), for something to be classified as a mental disorder, it must:
    Be a behavioral or psychological syndrome(set of symptoms) or pattern that occurs in an individual that causes clinically significant distress(eg mental pain or anguish) or disability(impairment in one or more areas of important mental functioning) that is not directly caused by conflicts with society. If you remove all the bigoted, religious and discriminative talk we have in our society, and accept homosexuals and let them be happy, homosexuality causes neither distress or disability. Thus not only does classifying it insult and hurt nearly 10% of the population, it also makes literally no sense.

  • Homosexuality is not a mental illness

    I do not believe that homosexuality should be diagnosed as a mental illness. It has long been removed from such a classification by the American Psychiatric Association. They concluded that being homosexual is an innate human characteristic that isn't harmful towards themselves or anyone else. The only thing that is harmful to someone who is homosexual is how society reacts to them because of it.

  • They function the same way as any other human being in all other ways that matter

    If somebody functions normally in society then they are free from mental illness. Examples of mental illnesses include depression, and anxiety disorder. Since homosexuals can live life free of mental disease then it's safe to assume it's not in itself an illness. Homosexual people under normal circumstances can date, cook, clean, sleep, and work as any hetrosexual person would do. They can integrate and function in society. The only thing they can't naturally do, is not naturally conceive an offspring. This is not something abhorrent. Even hetrosexual people who choose not to have children are not mentally or emotionally stunted, so it's a perfectly fine social norm in itself.

    Thus however, just as any hetrosexual they can also fall under the same mental illnesses. Bullying, peer pressure, social pressure, and homophobic taunts may lead to depression in them which is a mental disease. That's why it's important to accept them how they are.

  • No it should NOT!!!!

    Love should be about HEARTS not PARTS! Homophobia is a social disease though. Just because you love you own sex doesn't mean you are not normal. You cant live a lie just because society thinks the "norm." Homophobes are closet dwellers. Homosexuality is a beautiful thing. In all honesty if "all" people were "straight," we would've been HETEROsapians not HOMOsapians! I guess the LGBT peeps are MORE human than you think!

  • Absolutely not! Be free :)

    Some of my most confident and happy friends are homosexuals. They fought the battle to be who they are and should be proud of this. No one should have the right to take away this freedom of people. Be who you are and accept it and let others be who they are and accept it!

  • Errors in medical science should not be continued

    There was a time when self-assured women were diagnosed with "hysteria" ("hyster" meaning womb; same root as "hysterectomy"). This was an error, based on coercive social norms rather than on any science. The clinical diagnosis of homosexuality as a mental disease is in the same category. Discriminatory and wrong.
    The original classification in both cases was inspired by bigotry and misguided ideas of how (other) people should behave. THAT was political.
    News flash: autism is not caused by child abuse. Criminal behavior is not due to "bad blood". And bumps on your skull (phrenology) do not determine your personality.


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