Skip to comments.American Psychiatric Association Reclassifies Pedophilia, Backtracks
Posted on 11/02/2013 6:08:10 PM PDT by markomalley
The American Psychiatric Associations (APA) decision to once again reclassify pedophilia has led to further concerns that the professional organization is attempting to legitimize the disorder, paving the way for its defense and the recommendation of removal of age-of-consent laws.
In a press release Friday, Liberty Counsel, a nonprofit organization that promotes the causes of religious liberty, the sanctity of human life, and the family observed that in its newly published Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5), APA changed the classification of pedophilia from a disorder to a sexual orientation, but, following the public outcry, APA released a statement that it was a mistake.
APA, Liberty Counsel noted, now states sexual orientation is an error and should read instead, sexual interest.
On Thursday, APA released a statement regarding what it referred to as a text error in DSM-5:
In the case of pedophilic disorder, the diagnostic criteria essentially remained the same as in DSM-IV-TR. Only the disorder name was changed from pedophilia to pedophilic disorder to maintain consistency with the chapters other disorder listings.
Sexual orientation is not a term used in the diagnostic criteria for pedophilic disorder and its use in the DSM-5 text discussion is an error and should read sexual interest. In fact, APA considers pedophilic disorder a paraphilia, not a sexual orientation. This error will be corrected in the electronic version of DSM-5 and the next printing of the manual.
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What they just admitted is that their discipline is not a science.
These are the sick freaks who suddenly decided homosexuality was not a mental disorder (except that it is....)
Oh, and hang every single pedophile. Next comes their advocates.
They threw another dart and got a different result.
It’s just one more step in the progression.
Just because you rename something doesn’t mean it changes. APA is such a joke. So is the entire field, may I say.
Chesterton (and Dale Ahlquist) sums it up nicely: “The worst part of this legacy (of Freud) (ie, the rise of the counseling industry and psychological therapy) is that it has replaced the confessional. Instead of finding forgiveness for our sins, we get the most amazing psycho-babble, which explains that our sins are not sins, and whatever it was we did, it wasn’t our fault.... In the end, we become less responsible for our sinful actions even while we long for a forgiveness that never comes.’
Well stated, I think.
Who didn’t see this coming after the national massive push for homo “marriage”?
If I was queen for a day, I would abolish and ban psychiatry as sorcery and enabler of evil. So there.
The whole damn world is turning into a pornographic freak show!
Spot on. This is a good thing. As they destroy their reputation and show themselves to be anti-science, their political decision to “normalize” homosexuality in the DSM gets further airplay. They’re undermining their own cause.
Have you listened to this?
It tells the story, quite frankly, but from a pro-homosexual viewpoint, of how the APA DSM was changed. It’s a great listen or read (transcript), but the best thing about it is it’s from the progressive people’s radio of Chicago WBEZ. I love sharing it with liberals.
Mistake = Trial Balloon - which got shot down. There will be another.
your right, I was just going to say the same thing...perverts diagnostic perverts. I remember when they changed the catagory for homosexuals.
I was waiting for someone to use “sexual orientation” as a defense for child porn and/or child molestation.
Sexual orientation - there’s a man made term which opens the door for anything.
Don’t think for a minute the push won’t be on to make sex with children just another “orientation”.
I’m old enough to remember when they first started legitimizing homosexuality. I remember thinking, “Not a chance. People will NEVER accept this as being normal.”
How wrong I was.
There is VERY little I agree with scientologists on, but here is one thing we both agree on: APA (and “psychology” in general) are of Satan.
Muslims need their 8 year old brides, you know.
>> Sexual orientation - theres a man made term which opens the door for anything.
Yep, and most particularly the *back* door. If you know what I mean (and I think you do).
AMA backed down from female circumcision, too. In 2010.
The MEDICAL professionals considered and, at one point, approved this.
Hazzara boys R US, here we come.