These shifting viewpoints in the psychological studies of homosexuality are evident in its placement in the first version of the Diagnostic Statistical Manual DSM inand subsequent change inin which the diagnosis of ego-dystonic homosexuality replaced the DSM-II category of "sexual orientation disturbance". Kinsey published the books Sexual Behavior in the Human Male and Sexual Behavior in the Human Femalewhich brought him a lot of fame and controversy. Emerson Books. This is a preview of subscription content, log in to check access. Freud proposed that humans' inherent bisexuality leads individuals to eventually choose which expression of sexuality is more gratifying, but because of cultural taboos homosexuality is repressed in many people. Psychological research in this area includes examining mental health issues including stress, depression, or addictive behavior faced by gay and lesbian people as a result of the difficulties they experience because of their sexual orientation, physical appearance issues, eating disorders, or gender atypical behavior. Hays, R.
Minority stress and mental health in gay men.
Goldberg on U. Gay affirmative psychotherapy. Biphobia Bisexual chic Bisexual erasure Lesbian until graduation. Ellis disagreed with Freud on a few points regarding homosexuality, especially regarding its development.
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