Out of DSM: Depathologizing Homosexuality

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Drescher, Jack (2015)
  • Publisher: MDPI
  • Journal: Behavioral Sciences, volume 5, issue 4, pages 565-575 (issn: 2076-328X, eissn: 2076-328X)
  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC4695779, doi: 10.3390/bs5040565
  • Subject: homosexuality | gender beliefs | Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) | Psychology | gender binaries | BF1-990 | diagnosis | American Psychiatric Association (APA) | psychiatry | Article
    mesheuropmc: behavioral disciplines and activities | mental disorders

In 1973, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) removed the diagnosis of “homosexuality” from the second edition of its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM). This resulted after comparing competing theories, those that pathologized homosexuality and those that vi... View more
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