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California Psychologist Wants 'Extreme Bias' Against Homosexuals Added To 'DSM'
NARTH ^ | January 6, 2006

Posted on 01/06/2006 4:48:13 PM PST by lizol

California Psychologist Wants 'Extreme Bias' Against Homosexuals Added To 'DSM'

January 6, 2006 - In early December 2005, Washington Post writer Shankar Vedantam reported on the efforts of UCLA psychology professor Edward Dunbar to encourage the psychiatric community to add "extreme bias" against homosexuals (or ethnic groups) added to the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). Professor Dunbar is considered an expert on hate crimes and serves as a consultant with the Los Angeles City Police Department, the LA Unified School District and the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center.

The Post article quotes Darrel A. Regier, director of research at the APA who supports research into whether pathological bias is a disorder but wonders if adding it to the DSM would be useful. "If you're going to put racism into the next edition of DSM, you would have enormous criticism." Critics would ask, "'Are you pathologizing all of life? You better be prepared to defend that classification."

Sally Satel, author of PC, M.D.: How Political Correctness Is Corrupting Medicine, calls Dunbar's proposal "absurd" and says such a diagnosis could be used by hate crime perpetrators to escape punishment.

However, Alvin F. Poussaint, professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School agrees with Dunbar and characterizes individuals with extreme bias as "delusional." He notes: "They imagine people are going to do all kinds of bad things and hurt them, and feel they have to do something to protect themselves. When they reach that stage, they are very impaired."

Shama Chaiken, with the California Department of Corrections also agrees with Dunbar. "We treat racism and homophobia as delusional disorders."


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: apa; disorders; dsm; dsmiv; gay; homophobia; homosexual; homosexualagenda; homosexuality; illness; ilness; narth; psychiatry; psychology; thoughtcrime
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To: lizol

I'm fine with that. Oh, BTW, now I am officially a disabled person. I'll quit work and start drawing a disablity benefit now.


41 posted on 01/06/2006 5:38:32 PM PST by Lurking in Kansas (Nothing witty here… move on.)
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To: lizol

Hate crimes = any crime/action committed by a white heterosexual american male. Hate crimes criminalize personnal beliefs, one step closer to the lion's den


42 posted on 01/06/2006 5:42:13 PM PST by dimeadozen
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To: wildbill
I'd accept that IF they'd also accept extreme bias against conservatives as a mental disorder. But of course that would cause a problem in academe since most professors would be cited as insane.

I hate to say it but your post is shoring up Dr. Numbskull's theory.

43 posted on 01/06/2006 5:42:44 PM PST by TigersEye (They hang traitors don't they?)
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To: lizol
Soon these same "professionals" will want pedophilia removed from the DSM and anyone who dislikes pedophilies will be classified as "suffering from pedophili-phobia."

This is not a joke. Note what's happened in the past 30 years with homosexuality and behold what we'll see in the next 30 years with pedophilia.

44 posted on 01/06/2006 5:43:07 PM PST by Prime Choice (We are RepubliCANs, not RepubliCAN'Ts.)
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To: moonman

It's the same APA which recently removed pedophilia from its list of mental disorders.


45 posted on 01/06/2006 5:48:34 PM PST by TigersEye (They hang traitors don't they?)
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To: lizol

A kitchen wife? You know, some people, in their twisted way of looking at the world, would consider that an insult, but frankly, I'm sure your wife is a wife of many talents, and if cooking is one of them, your whole family is blessed. MMMmmmmm... Reminds me, I need to try that new Polish restaurant in town.

As for me, someday I hope to be a kitchen husband myself. And having a kitchen wife would be all the better. ;)


46 posted on 01/06/2006 5:49:58 PM PST by CheyennePress
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To: lizol
Ooo. Double Plus Ungood Hate Thought.

Very bad.

47 posted on 01/06/2006 5:50:40 PM PST by Reactionary (The Liberal Social Order is a Hedonistic Idiocy)
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To: lizol

If he's referring to people who beat up, maim, or murder gays, it's just cruelty, not mental illness. And there's a remedy for that--stern jail sentences.


48 posted on 01/06/2006 5:50:48 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (Sam Alito Deserves To Be Confirmed)
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To: Prime Choice

They did remove pedophilia from the DSM just last year. At least that is what I heard reported on a radio news break.


49 posted on 01/06/2006 5:51:33 PM PST by TigersEye (They hang traitors don't they?)
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To: lizol

A kitchen wife? You know, some people, in their twisted way of looking at the world, would consider that an insult, but frankly, I'm sure your wife is a wife of many talents, and if cooking is one of them, your whole family is blessed. MMMmmmmm... Reminds me, I need to try that new Polish restaurant in town.

As for me, someday I hope to be a kitchen husband myself. And having a kitchen wife would be all the better. ;)


50 posted on 01/06/2006 5:52:07 PM PST by CheyennePress
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To: lizol
Where have I heard this before?

"As per Soviet psychiatry and as enunciated by Premier Nikita Khrushchev in 1959: "Can there be diseases, nervous diseases among certain people in the communist society? Evidently there can be. If that is so, then there also will be offenses which are characteristic of people with abnormal mindsTo those who might start calling for opposition to communism on this 'basis,' we say that now, too, there are people who fight against communismbut clearly the mental state of such people is not normal."(4)

In other words, it is impossible for people in a socialist society to have an anticommunist morality. Criminality is impossible in a socialist society and those opposed to the socialist order are not really criminals requiring punishment but madmen who require treatment and rehabilitation in psychiatric facilities. And so, José Abrantes, then Minister of the Interior, speaking to Cuban psychologists in March 1987 admitted that his Ministry "has the most diverse, universal, and decisive application of psychology to law enforcement."(5)"

Link: Psychology and the Gulag

51 posted on 01/06/2006 5:52:34 PM PST by Tench_Coxe
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To: lizol

Headline: Washi wants DSM to revert back to when it correctly listed Homosexuality as a mental disorder.


52 posted on 01/06/2006 5:55:03 PM PST by Washi
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To: TigersEye
They did remove pedophilia from the DSM just last year. At least that is what I heard reported on a radio news break.

I did a quick search and it appears there was indeed a call to have pedophilia removed back in May of 2005, but the APA rejected it...at least for now.

This does not bode well for the future when absolute abominations are justified as "alternate lifestyles."

53 posted on 01/06/2006 5:56:43 PM PST by Prime Choice (We are RepubliCANs, not RepubliCAN'Ts.)
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To: All

This is the same APA that worked overtime to get "professionals" in the mental health industry to declare that Barry Goldwater was insane.

Nothing new here. Move along, folks.


54 posted on 01/06/2006 5:58:40 PM PST by AZ_Cowboy (Barry Goldwater hates me! A newbie told me so, folks.)
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To: TigersEye

Pedophilia has not been removed, though there was a conference held in (of course) San Francisco discussing whether it should be (along with a host of other paraphlias). Expects transvestites to be the next group "freed" from their illness.

Few realize it, but bestiality was removed in 1994. Yes, humans and animals are capable of sharing lasting, intimate bonds, and if you happen to fall in love with a sheep, that's okay, says the APA.

Yes, they're FUBAR. And yes, their arguments are composed of the multicultural, diversity is the pinnacle of existence, goobly gab B.S.

As someone in med school, if I end up matching in psychiatry (unlikely), I'd love to wage war with these morons.


55 posted on 01/06/2006 6:10:15 PM PST by CheyennePress
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To: TigersEye

http://www.cnsnews.com/ViewCulture.asp?Page=%5CCulture%5Carchive%5C200306%5CCUL20030611c.html

Ah, here's the link on the meeting that was held. It doesn't appear as if pedophilia will be removed soon, but I could be wholly wrong on that. It's amazing to me how quickly the media took to the homosexual agenda.


56 posted on 01/06/2006 6:14:47 PM PST by CheyennePress
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To: lizol

They're sodomites, but if we think that's wrong...we have a mental disease? What an upside down world we live in.


57 posted on 01/06/2006 6:17:03 PM PST by processing please hold (Islam and Christianity do not mix ----9-11 taught us that)
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To: lizol

And the beat goes on. "One thing is for certain, it ain't never gonna stop"...Bob Seeger


58 posted on 01/06/2006 6:17:07 PM PST by Supernatural (All the truth in the world adds up to one big lie! bob dylan)
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I don't think we realize the full ramifications of this potential decision. It will provide a circumvention of First Amendment rights in a way that has never been seen before. ANY "undesired" behavior can be made "pathological" and THAT is the beginning of the end.


59 posted on 01/06/2006 6:19:09 PM PST by OldArmy94
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To: lizol
This is great!

I finally have an inside angle on getting a disability check!

60 posted on 01/06/2006 6:19:30 PM PST by LK44-40
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