American Psychiatric Association

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Influential Pediatricians Group Backs Gay Marriage

The nation’s most influential pediatrician’s group has endorsed gay marriage, saying a stable relationship between parents regardless of sexual orientation contributes to a child’s health and well-being.


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APA: Happy People Who Have Sexual Fetishes No Longer Have Mental Disorder

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) no longer classifies sexual masochism, fetishism, transvestism, and sadism as mental disorders.


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American Psychiatric Association Panel Wants To Rewrite Definition Of Autism

For the first time in nearly two decades, experts want to rewrite the definition of autism. Some parents fear that if the definition is narrowed, their children may lose out on special therapies.