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Crazy Guggenheim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-08-06 01:12 PM
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Are there any Shrinks out there? I have question about the DSM - III,
Edited on Sat Apr-08-06 01:13 PM by Crazy Guggenheim
I think. Wasn't that the edition when Homosexuality was taken out as a "mental illness"? Do you know what precipitated the change? Was it societal? They just didn't see it as a mental illness anymore? Does anyone know?

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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-08-06 01:13 PM
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1. It was either III or the one before that
I am thinking it was earlier, since it has been awhile since they did that.
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Crazy Guggenheim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-08-06 01:15 PM
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2. I think it was one in the early eighties.
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sheelz Donating Member (869 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-08-06 01:17 PM
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3. Here's some info...
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Mayberry Machiavelli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-08-06 01:20 PM
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4. Here, links. Science of psychiatry very much influenced by societal mores
http://ajp.psychiatryonline.org/cgi/content/abstract/13...

Am J Psychiatry 1981; 138:210-215
Copyright 1981 by American Psychiatric Association

REGULAR ARTICLES
The diagnostic status of homosexuality in DSM-III: a reformulation of the issues

RL Spitzer

In 1973 homosexuality per se was removed from the DSM-II classification of mental disorders and replaced by the category Sexual Orientation Disturbance. This represented a compromise between the view that preferential homosexuality is invariably a mental disorder and the view that it is merely a normal sexual variant. While the 1973 DSM-II controversy was highly public, more recently a related but less public controversy involved what became the DSM-III category of Ego-dystonic Homosexuality. The author presents the DSM-III controversy and a reformulation of the issues involved in the diagnostic status of homosexuality. He argues that what is at issue is a value judgment about heterosexuality, rather than a factual dispute about homosexuality.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retri...
J Hist Behav Sci. 1982 Jan;18(1):32-52.

Edited correspondence on the status of homosexuality in DSM-III.

Bayer R, Spitzer RL.

In 1973, after a prolonged period of social agitation and professional conflict, the American Psychiatric Association deleted homosexuality from its official listing of psychiatric disorders (DSM-II). In its place a new classification for homosexuals distressed over their orientation was to be included in DSM-II. Four years later an acrimonious dispute surfaced over the status of homosexuality in the revised APA nomenclature of disorders (DSM-III). The edited correspondence of the participants in this dispute is presented here as a way of revealing the lingering conflict over homosexuality within American psychiatry.


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Emit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-08-06 01:20 PM
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5. Early 70s
http://www.apa.org/about/division/cpmpubint4.html#27

In December 1973, the American Psychiatric
Associations Board of Trustees deleted homosexuality from
its official nomenclature of mental disorders, the Diagnostic
and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Second Edition
(DSM-II).
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Crazy Guggenheim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-08-06 01:23 PM
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6. Thank you everyone!
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