9780691028378-0691028370-Homosexuality and American Psychiatry: The Politics of Diagnosis

Homosexuality and American Psychiatry: The Politics of Diagnosis

ISBN-13: 9780691028378
ISBN-10: 0691028370
Edition: First Edition (US) First Printing
Author: Bayer, Ronald
Publication date: 1987
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Format: Paperback 249 pages
FREE shipping on ALL orders

Book details

ISBN-13: 9780691028378
ISBN-10: 0691028370
Edition: First Edition (US) First Printing
Author: Bayer, Ronald
Publication date: 1987
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Format: Paperback 249 pages

Summary

Acknowledged authors Bayer, Ronald wrote Homosexuality and American Psychiatry: The Politics of Diagnosis comprising 249 pages back in 1987. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0691028370 and 9780691028378. Since then Homosexuality and American Psychiatry: The Politics of Diagnosis textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

Description

In 1973, after several years of bitter dispute, the Board of Trustees
of the American Psychiatric Association decided to remove homosexuality from its official list of mental diseases. Infuriated by the
Board's action, a substantial number of dissident psychiatrists
charged the association's leadership with capitulating to the pressures
of Gay Liberation groups, and forced the board to submit its decision
to a referendum of the full APA membership. Ronald Bayer presents
a political analysis of the psychiatric battle involved, from the first
confrontations organized by gay demonstrators at psychiatric conventions to the referendum initiated by orthodox psychiatrists. The result is a fascinating view of the individuals who led the debate and the fundamental questions that engaged them: social and cultural values, the definition of disease, and the nature of sexuality. Available for the
first time in paperback, the book includes a new afterword by the
author.

Rate this book Rate this book

We would LOVE it if you could help us and other readers by reviewing the book