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ERIC Number: ED156796
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 30
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Reference Count: 0
The American Psychiatric Association Decision on Homosexuality.
Spector, Malcolm
This paper describes the events leading to and the process by which the American Psychiatric Association decided that homosexuality is not itself a psychiatric disorder. This change was an amendment to the official Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. The data come from the analysis of documents and unstructured interviews. The role of gay liberation groups and of liberal factions within the American Psychiatric Association are discussed. Possible consequences of the decision are considered. (Author/MC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers: American Psychiatric Association