Mental Health Issues in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Communities

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Billy E. Jones, Marjorie J. Hill
American Psychiatric Pub, 2002 - Medical - 118 pages
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Over the last three decades, the visibility -- and public acceptance -- of self-identified lesbian women and gay men and bisexual and transgender individuals has increased dramatically, making it more important than ever to understand the dynamics of their relationships.

This timely work, part of Volume 21 in the Review of Psychiatry series, offers compelling facts and insights in a concise yet comprehensive format, bringing together the latest research and clinical practice in this rapidly evolving field. • Chapter 1 details normal adolescent development and the extra challenges imposed by the development of a sexual identity that is different from that of most of their peers, including the lack of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender role models.

• Chapter 2 presents a rare discussion about theoretical models (managing a concealable stigma, minority stress and resilience, and coping with multiple minority statuses) and empirical data on aging as a stigmatized sexual minority, including the similarities and differences of aging between the sexual minority communities and the heterosexual community and special issues in working with aging ethnic minority gay men, lesbians, and bisexual persons.

• Chapter 3 breaks new ground by detailing the expanding role of the psychiatrist or other mental health professional as forensic expert and therapist -- requiring not only an in-depth understanding of lesbian and gay mental health issues, but also the often-daunting task of encouraging and teaching judges and juries to better understand these issues as they relate to discriminatory laws in child custody/visitation, workplace harassment/other discrimination, domestic violence, and immigration/asylum.

• Chapter 4 covers both the three types of etiological theories on homosexuality presented in the scientific literature and an historical overview of clinical attitudes toward homosexuality, from early modern theories (Karl Ulrichs, Krafft-Ebing, and Freud) to the present day, reporting on some adverse side effects of sexual conversion treatment that have been either overlooked or ignored in the reparative therapy literature and raising important clinical and ethical concerns.

• Chapter 5 examines the public and professional evolution of thinking toward U.S. African race and toward sexual orientation with regard to the reevaluation of the psychiatric diagnosis and treatment of gender identity disorder. Among other topics, the author presents a fascinating discussion of differences between sexual orientation and gender (e.g., anatomical, social, hormonal, psychological, legal, or political), and distinctions between transgenderism and homosexuality, including an illuminating case example.

Thought-provoking and informative, this compact volume will be welcomed by residents, clinicians, and students alike as they continue to look for ways to better differentiate health from pathology and successfully treat these remarkably diverse individuals.

  

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Contents

Normal Development in Sexual Minority Youth
1
Sexual Minority Identity Development
2
Impact of Victimization on Identity Development
5
SelfDisclosure of Sexual Orientation
7
Sexual Activity and Dating
10
Sexual Minority Youth in Other Minority Groups
12
References
13
Aging and Sexual Orientation
17
Sexual Conversion Reparative Therapies History and Update
71
Early Modern Theories
72
Freud
73
The NeoFreudians
75
The 1973 APA Decision
76
Tempering Condemnation With Compassion
78
The Culture Wars
81
Conversion Therapys Failures and Risks
82

Historical Background of the Current Cohorts of Older Adults
18
Theoretical Models and Empirical Data
21
Additional Resources or Exponential Stressors
27
A Mosaic of Diversity and Options
28
Similarities and Differences
30
Special Issues in Working With Aging Sexual Minorities
32
Conclusion
34
References
35
Offering Psychiatric Opinion in Legal Proceedings When Lesbian or Gay Sexual Orientation Is an Issue
37
Child Custody and Visitation Proceedings
41
Workplace Harassment and Other Discrimination Matters
48
Criminal Law and SameSex Domestic Violence Cases
56
Immigration and Asylum Cases
61
Conclusion
67
References
69
Conclusion
87
References
88
Transgender Mental Health The Intersection of Race Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
93
Psychiatric Diagnosis and US Africans
94
Differentiating Gender From Sexual Orientation
95
Social Norms of Gender
96
Scientific Study of Transgender Identity
97
Psychiatric Diagnosis and Nomenclature
98
The Intersection of Transgenderism and Homosexuality
101
CrossGender Behavior and Transgender Identity in Children
103
Psychiatric Illness and Referral
105
Diagnostic Revision
106
Index
109
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About the author (2002)

Billy E. Jones, M.D., M.S., is Chief Consultant at B. Jones Consulting Service and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at New York Medical College in New York, New York.

Marjorie J. Hill, Ph.D., is Acting Assistant Commissioner for HIV Services at the New York City Department of Health; Board Member of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force; and Member of the New York Association of Black Psychologists.

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