Homosexuality and Mental Health~

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    This is an article with multiple historical perspectives on homosexuality. The bottom line is, though, that homosexuality came into being 'normal' due to political pressure on the APA:

    Homosexuality and Mental Health

    I personally think that Dependent Personality Disorder is discriminatory to southern women because southern women are brought up to be dependedent and manipulative. But, I guess there is no political movement with which to get it redacted from the DSM IV TR. I also have to wonder if schizophrenics could lobby hard enough to have their disease declared to be normal.
     
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    NOTE: the weight of empirical data,

    QUESTION, would anyone who is not gay reading this "choose" to BE gay?
     
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    These days, there are subjects where no honest study would be tolerated, like race vs. IQ, or the causes of homosexuality. But, the weight of the evidence is that no one is destined to be a homosexual by condition at birth.
     
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    Claiming homosexuality is a mental disorder is the same as claiming Christians are crazy or stupid.

    Besides, you make their argument for them and piss them off at the same time.

    Homosexuality is a choice.....not an illness.
     
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    "These days" IQ tests include spatial and pattern recognition. What reputable studies show being gay is a decision, and why would one make that decision?
     
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    Pattern recognition?

    Show me one "reputable" study that attempts to challenge the doctrine that people are born homosexual.
     
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    an examination if the dsm shows it to be is a fraud based upon a pseudo science
     
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PcuhhJ1BaMk]The DSM: Psychiatry's Deadliest Scam - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    There shouldn't be a comma after but.

    Aside from that, why are you so upset that homosexuals aren't classified as having a mental disorder?
     
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    That was what Freud believed. It is in the article.
     

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