Originally Posted by Nikk
They took homesexuality out of the DMV 4 because of a vote which was based on political correctness not scientific facts.
That is simply not true... they changed the diagnosis not out of "Political correctness," but because not all homosexuals are mentally impaired by their orientation. Sexual confusion or dysfunction is still listed as a disorder, but that doesn't describe ALL homosexual or bisexual people. Here's part of an article, and another link below it which I suggest you read:
" As Dr. Jon Meyer notes (see Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry, 4th ed., eds. Kaplan & Sadock), "...this change reflected the point of view that homosexuality was to be considered a mental disorder only if it was subjectively disturbing to the individual.
The DSM-III committee and subcommittee charged with drafting the new manual (1976-78) settled on the diagnosis of ego-dystonic homosexuality, which, according to Meyer, "...represented a compromise between those individuals whose clinical experience, interpretation of the data, and, perhaps, biases, led them to the conviction that homosexuality was a normal variant of sexual expression..." By the time DSM-III-R (revised version of DSM-III) came out in 1987, the tide had shifted again. The category of ego-dystonic homosexuality was eliminated. As DSM-III-R itself stated, "...the diagnosis...has rarely been used clinically, and there have been only a few articles in the scientific literature that use the concept..."
However, one could use the category of sexual disorder not otherwise specified to include cases that previously would have been called ego-dystonic homosexuality. Our present DSM-IV does not include homosexuality per se as a disorder, but still permits the diagnosis of "Sexual Disorder Not Otherwise Specified" for someone with "...persistent and marked distress about sexual orientation"
." (Ask the Mental Health Expert Archives 2001-2004
Homosexuality and Mental Health