Book: Gender Madness in American Psychiatry ; Kelley Winters, 2008

Book: Gender Madness in American Psychiatry ; Kelley Winters, 2008

 

Gender Madness In American Psychiatry

Essays from the struggle for Diginity

Kelley Winters, Ph.D.

 

Human Sexuality and Gender Studies; Psychotherapy; Mental Health; Psychology and Psychiatry; Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendere Studies

More than three decades after the American Psychiatric Associatioin votred to remove the classification of homosexuality as a mental disorder, those who do not conform to their assigned  birth sex, either by inner identity or outer social expression, are labeled mentally ill in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) with grave consequences to their human diginity, civil liberties and, for transsexual individuals. access to medicial to medical transition procedurse. Gender Madness in AMerican Psychiatry: Essays from the struggle for Dignity provides an overview of the  literature and attitudes behind the current diagnotistic nomenclature and a historical snapshot of the issues and challenges faced by gender transcentent people on the even of publication of the Fifth Edition of the DSM.

There is no one who has written more thoughtfully than Kelley Winter about the damage infllicted on transsexual and transgendre people by psudo-scientific psychiatric nomenclature and professional arrogance. In the battle over DSM-V, this book provides some desperately needed   understtanding.                                                                                Jamison Green, MFA, authore of  Becoming a Visible Man                                                

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