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Gay Psychology
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Psychology was one of the first disciplines to study homosexuality as a discrete phenomenon. Prior to and throughout most of the 20th century, common standard psychology viewed homosexuality in terms of pathological models as a mental illness. That classification began to be subjected to critical scrutiny in the research, which consistently failed to produce any empirical or scientific basis for regarding homosexuality as a disorder or abnormality

If this true individuals diagnosed with a Mental illness will find themselves in a conundrum especially if they must continue medicated treatment under American Psychiatric Association and the American Psychological Association practices that may have a high risk for anti-gay bias in psychotherapy with lesbian, gay and bisexual clients.

What differently would have happen if Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer and Andrew Phillip Cunanan actually received psychological treatment before their socially chaotic mental explosion????

Psychopathy and sociopathy can be found in the DSM as Antisocial personality disorder (ASPD) which is what Jeff and Andrew where classified as having.

What is being done differently to help individuals that could potentially turn in to the above monsters? A Gay Man diagnosed with a Psychiatric Mental Disorder treated by the wrong therapist can end disastrously!

Who out there is well qualified to correctly handle these types of clients?


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