Normalizing Pedophilia & the DSM-5

For a video with similar content but more details, you might view “Conditioning Society, Normalizing Paedophilia” with Alan Watt.  It’s 9+ min. in length.  It’s worth a look.

“Pedophilia” was formerly categorized as a “disorder” by the American Psychiatric Association (APA).  However, that was changed to “sexual orientation” and “sexual preference” in the APA’s newest Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, the DSM-5, which was published on May 18, 2013.  Then, on October 31, 2013, (on Halloween, of all dates of the year), the APA issued a News Release:  “APA Statement on DSM-5 Text Error; Pedophilic disorder text error to be corrected.”  For one person’s perspective on this, read  “Normalizing Pedophilia: Abolishing the Age of Consent.” 

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As a side note, the APA is a very powerful force throughout the US mental health field, “representing 36,000 physician leaders in mental health.”  The APA is the self-proclaimed #1 authority on mental health and the diagnosis of personality disorders in the US.  Other mental health groups and individuals align themselves under the “prestigious” APA (DSM or “Psychiatry’s Bible”) guidelines, like obedient children (or captive slaves).  However, with the DSM-5 in particular, there have been loud(er) concerns on different fronts.  Here’s a licensed social worker’s quick review of some of the issues.  Search “DSM” on for articles — from a non-therapist perspective — expressing very candid (blunt) concerns (accusations).

Have no doubt that there are many mental health professionals (including some psychiatrists) who are uncomfortable and even disturbed by the DSM-5.  And, yet, here it is, the DSM-5, wielding an even greater degree of culture-altering influence on mental health professionals, clients / patients, families, children and child protective services, veterans, seniors and senior care, insurance coverage, healthcare, medications, schools, law enforcement, the court system….  By the way, when does the actual “healing” and “getting better” happen?  I’m just asking….

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