Homosexuality: The Mental Illness

Stanton Jones, PhD, Professor of Psychology

“A survey four years after the [American Psychiatric Association] vote found that 69% of psychiatrists regarded homosexuality as a ‘pathological adaptation’…

Research supports a relationship between homosexuality and personal distress (e.g., rates of depression, substance abuse and suicidality)…”

Charles Socarides, MD “Sexual Politics And Scientific Logic: The Issue Of Homosexuality,” in the Journal Of Psychohistory

“By declaring a condition [homosexuality] a ‘non-condition,’ a group of practitioners had removed it from our list of serious psychosexual disorders. The action was all the more remarkable when one considers that it involved the out-of-hand and peremptory disregard and dismissal not only of hundreds of psychiatric and psychoanalytic research papers and reports, but also of a number of other serious studies by groups of psychiatrists, psychologists, and educators over the past seventy years…

In essence, this movement within the American Psychiatric Association has accomplished what every other society, with rare exceptions, would have trembled to tamper with–a revision of a basic code and concept of life and biology; that men and women normally mate with the opposite sex and not with each other.”

Kathleen Melonakos, MA, RN

“My primary question is: why isn’t homosexuality considered a disorder on the basis of its medical consequences alone?… It appears even more obvious that the Task Force on Nomenclature cavalierly ignored (and the APA’s continue to ignore!) the substantial and unambiguous evidence that homosexuality involves a life-threatening behavior with an addictive component which has serious health implications…

Very simply, it seems, an objective person just looking at homosexuality’s lifestyle consequences would have to classify it as some kind of pathology.”

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