Exactly. I have an anxiety disorder and I’ve used CBT to successfully manage it with therapy.
In my case, I was clearly born this way but it’s not a useful thing even if it’s “natural”.
If teens who don’t want to be sexually attracted to same-sex people are denied therapy, how is this helpful?
I’m right there with you—I have bipolar disorder, which is considered both biological and in some cases genetic. I was, in fact, born this way. But that doesn’t make it healthy, so I am treating it with meds and therapy.
I think there is way more significance than one might think to the fact that homosexuality was removed from a list of mental disorders. Disorders are nothing to be ashamed of, but you do have to treat them or they will destroy you.
The writers of this article also seem to overlook that gay people who don’t go through orientation change therapy ALSO commit suicide.