New research on same-sex households reveals kids do best with mom and dad. February 27, 2015 (ThePublicDiscourse.com) -- A new study published in the February 2015 issue of the British Journal of Education, Society, and Behavioural Science appears to be the largest yet on the matter of same-sex households and children’s emotional outcomes.
It analyzed 512 children of same-sex parents, drawn from a pool of over 207,000 respondents who participated in the (US) National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) at some point between 1997 and 2013. Results reveal that, on eight out of twelve psychometric measures, the risk of clinical emotional problems, developmental problems, or use of mental health treatment services is nearly double among those with same-sex parents when contrasted with children of opposite-sex parents. The estimate of serious child emotional problems in children with same-sex parents is 17 percent, compared with 7 percent among opposite-sex parents, after adjusting for age, race, gender, and parent’s education and income. I’m not surprised. When Homosexuality Came Out (of the DSM) 41 years ago this month, homosexuality ceased to be a mental illness.
Amid growing opposition from gay activists, and dissent within its own ranks, the American Psychiatric Association was begrudgingly forced to expunge homosexuality from the DSM-II. Paradigmatic of the social nature of psychiatric diagnosis, the purging of homosexuality from the psychiatric nomenclature highlights the instability of the psychiatric sign: once signifying disease and perversion, homosexuality came to be recognized by the establishment as a normal variant of human sexuality. The slow demise of homosexuality as disease Although the removal of homosexuality from the DSM is often heralded as a radical and rapid sea-change in how sexual orientation was viewed, the reality is more sobering. Homosexuality was not actually removed from the diagnostic nomenclature of the revised DSM-II.
Diagnosis making as a social act The ritual of making a diagnosis is a performance that occurs within the social space. Is Homosexuality Healthy? Does Science Show Homosexuality is Healthy?
The view that homosexuality is not a mental illness but is a healthy lifestyle is often given as the basis for changing the traditional Christian stance on homosexuality. But does science really show that homosexuality is healthy? Is homosexuality dangerous to society? By Matt Slick Is homosexuality dangerous to society?
The answer depends on what constitutes a danger. First of all, there is no objective moral standard that secularists have with which to identify wickedness, evil, and moral decay. At best, all that can be offered is the generic claim that what is dangerous is what causes undue harm and suffering among the general population. Such dangers could include economic collapse or upheaval, war, famine, plague, earthquakes, disease, etc. Okay, so now that we have something to work with, let's take a look at homosexuality and see if it is beneficial or harmful to society. Disease 2% of U.S. population is gay yet it accounts for 61% of HIV infection: "Men who have sex with men [MSM] remain the group most heavily affected by new HIV infections.
Financial Impact $12.1 Billion annual cost in US: "Future treatment for the 40,000 people infected with HIV in the United States every year will cost $12.1 billion annually, a new study showed. " Conclusion. President Obama's Misguided War on 'Conversion Therapy' - Michael Brown. With all the major, life critical issues taking place in America and around the globe, it is absolutely mind-boggling that President Obama has decided to declare war on so-called “conversion therapy,” joining in the battle to outlaw professional counseling for minors struggling with unwanted same-sex attraction or gender identity confusion.
This is political correctness run amuck, and the president, with all his power and influence, is intruding himself where he most certainly does not belong, standing in the way of personal autonomy and individual choice, seeking to deprive young people of the very thing that might just save them from many years of suffering and pain. By what authority does he seek to do this? On April 8th, the New York Times reported, “Obama Calls for End to ‘Conversion’ Therapies for Gay and Transgender Youth,” pointing to an official White House statement posted by Valerie Jarrett which begins with this quote from the president:
Is Sexual Orientation Related to Mental Health Problems and Suicidality in Young People? Mental disorder. Classifications The definition and classification of mental disorders is a key issue for researchers as well as service providers and those who may be diagnosed.
Most international clinical documents use the term mental "disorder", while "illness" is also common. It has been noted that using the term "mental" (i.e., of the mind) is not necessarily meant to imply separateness from brain or body. There are currently two widely established systems that classify mental disorders; Both these list categories of disorder and provide standardized criteria for diagnosis. The DSM and ICD approach remains under attack both because of the implied causality model and because some researchers believe it better to aim at underlying brain differences which can precede symptoms by many years. Disorders There are many different categories of mental disorder, and many different facets of human behavior and personality that can become disordered. Signs and symptoms Course.
Mental health homosexuals. Home Are homosexuals mentally ill?
N.E.Whitehead This was published in another form in the NARTH bulletin 11(2):25-28, 2002 Summary: Most homosexuals are not mentally ill.