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Mental Disorder? [Jan. 29th, 2005|08:30 pm]
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[orange_murse]
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Hello I'm new, i just joined. Anyways, i am currently working on a project about the APA's (American Psychiatric Association) removal of homosexuality as a mental disorder. Up until 1973, the reference book called the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders)listed homosexuality as a mental disorder. As a young gay male, this frightens me. What if we still lived in a world where homosexuals were considered mentally disturbed? i think we have definitely come a long way since then. Well anyways, i want to find out what some of u think about this. How do u think the removal of homosexuality as a mental disorder has changed the world? Or what do u think society would be like if it were not removed?
I was also reading this web site that is put on by the Traditional Living Coalition, and they ask, "Has psychiatry really proven that homosexual behavior is normal?" As i read this i automatically asked WHAT IS NORMAL??!!!! I DONT THINK ANYONE CAN ANSWER THAT!!! so anyways, id really like to hear what people think about these subjects.
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[User Picture]From: arsonade
2005-03-26 08:12 pm (UTC)

personally...

personally i would consider it an insult to be "normal" in this day and age, the logic behind the phycological problems stance is the same as (belive me i do not wish to offend anyone, ive just thought about this a bit and am giving, what i think is the real reason) say beastialiy, becasue back when this thory was first instated, there were so few homosexuals that would admit their sexuality that it could be considered by phycologysts to be insanity, as if the individual could not controll themselves. the problem is that some people have not gone any farther, i know people who think that homosexuals are insane, its really sick that people like that exist.

well tahts my 2 cents

Adam
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[User Picture]From: orange_murse
2005-03-27 12:48 am (UTC)

Re: personally...

theres definitely a lot of truth to what u say. Thanx Adam!
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