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  1. #1 JAMA: Homosexuals at greater risk for psychiatric disorders, even with acceptance 
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    The connection between homosexuality and psychiatric disorders is not due to the amount of acceptance in a country. In possibly the most liberal place for homosexuals, the Netherlands, a recent study shows that homosexuals are at a greater risk for psychiatric disorders than heterosexuals.

    From JAMA Psychiatry: (Journal of the American Medical Association)


    Same-Sex Sexual \Behavior and Psychiatric Disorders
    Findings From the Netherlands Mental Health Survey and Incidence Study (NEMESIS)

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    Background It has been suggested that homosexuality is associated with psychiatric morbidity. This study examined differences between heterosexually and homosexually active subjects in 12-month and lifetime prevalence of DSM-III-R mood, anxiety, and substance use disorders in a representative sample of the Dutch population (N = 7076; aged 18-64 years).

    Methods Data were collected in face-to-face interviews, using the Composite International Diagnostic Interview. Classification as heterosexual or homosexual was based on reported sexual behavior in the preceding year. Five thousand nine hundred ninety-eight (84.8%) of the total sample could be classified: 2.8% of 2878 men and 1.4% of 3120 women had had same-sex partners. Differences in prevalence rates were tested by logistic regression analyses, controlling for demographics.

    Results Psychiatric disorders were more prevalent among homosexually active people compared with heterosexually active people. Homosexual men had a higher 12-month prevalence of mood disorders (odds ratio [OR] = 2.93; 95% confidence interval [CI] = 1.54-5.57) and anxiety disorders (OR = 2.61; 95% CI = 1.44-4.74) than heterosexual men. Homosexual women had a higher 12-month prevalence of substance use disorders (OR = 4.05; 95% CI = 1.56-10.47) than heterosexual women. Lifetime prevalence rates reflect identical differences, except for mood disorders, which were more frequently observed in homosexual than in heterosexual women (OR = 2.41; 95% CI = 1.26-4.63). The proportion of persons with 1 or more diagnoses differed only between homosexual and heterosexual women (lifetime OR = 2.61; 95% CI = 1.31-5.19). More homosexual than heterosexual persons had 2 or more disorders during their lifetimes (homosexual men: OR = 2.70; 95% CI = 1.66-4.41; homosexual women: OR = 2.09; 95% CI = 1.07-4.09).

    Conclusion The findings support the assumption that people with same-sex sexual behavior are at greater risk for psychiatric disorders.
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    Anyone that looks at a member of their own sex and says "oh ya I want that" has to be f#$ked in the head.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bailey View Post
    Anyone that looks at a member of their own sex and says "oh ya I want that" has to be f#$ked in the head.
    What is worse is that "experts" can't seem to figure that out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bailey View Post
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    I'm not saying that this doesn't prove anything, but it's not definitive. There are still a lot of other variables that have an effect on someone's mental health outside of sexual orientation, such as family history, employment issues, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bailey View Post
    Anyone that looks at a member of their own sex and says "oh ya I want that" has to be f#$ked in the head.
    Correct. It was indeed formerly regarded as a mental dysfunction, even in the earlier editions of the DSM, however there were enough homosexuals and bisexuals in the general population and in the clinical and academic psychiatric/psychological community that change was enforced and it became defined as not a mental affliction (And, by its omission, therefore officially 'Normal' although it clearly is totally lacking in any kind of biological value for species survival, which biologists and zoologists refer to as 'Strategies' despite the connotation of conscious choice that word carries in any other context, an implication which does not apply to the bioscience use of the word). The fact it obviously wasn't normal gave rise to all sorts of fantastical BS rationalizations like the whole 'Gay gene' snipe-hunt. The lesson in the whole thing is that if it's some twisted kink that half a percent of people have, it's a sickness, but if three to five percent of people have it, it's 'normal.'

    It's an illustration of why 'Science' should always be put in quotes when associated with the words 'Psychology,' 'Sociology,' and 'Psychiatry.'
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    Quote Originally Posted by DumbAss Tanker View Post
    Correct. It was indeed formerly regarded as a mental dysfunction, even in the earlier editions of the DSM, however there were enough homosexuals and bisexuals in the general population and in the clinical and academic psychiatric/psychological community that change was enforced and it became defined as not a mental affliction (And, by its omission, therefore officially 'Normal' although it clearly is totally lacking in any kind of biological value for species survival, which biologists and zoologists refer to as 'Strategies' despite the connotation of conscious choice that word carries in any other context, an implication which does not apply to the bioscience use of the word). The fact it obviously wasn't normal gave rise to all sorts of fantastical BS rationalizations like the whole 'Gay gene' snipe-hunt. The lesson in the whole thing is that if it's some twisted kink that half a percent of people have, it's a sickness, but if three to five percent of people have it, it's 'normal.'

    It's an illustration of why 'Science' should always be put in quotes when associated with the words 'Psychology,' 'Sociology,' and 'Psychiatry.'


    "Not normal" does not equate with "mental dysfunction" anymore, at least as it pertains to sexual orientation. Unfortunately, most in the profession don't apply that same standard when diagnosing ADHD in kids. Who wants to be normal? Normal means boring.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noonwitch View Post
    "Not normal" does not equate with "mental dysfunction" anymore, at least as it pertains to sexual orientation. Unfortunately, most in the profession don't apply that same standard when diagnosing ADHD in kids. Who wants to be normal? Normal means boring.
    Actually, what the study might mean is that homosexuality is part of a chemical constellation involving depression and other psychiatric or neurological disorders.
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