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  • I begin to wonder about your vehemence, have you ever heard the term ego-dystonic homosexuality?

    On Same-Sex Couples and Catfish Derbies 2009

  • As part of the decision, the APA nominated a new disease, ego-dystonic homosexuality, which occurs when a gay person is distressed by his or her sexual orientation.


  • ABLOW: One thing that became clear on the show is that while there are pedophiles for whom the desire to be with children sexually is ego-dystonic, in other words they don't like it.

    CNN Transcript Oct 17, 2006 2006

  • When their self-injurious or maladaptive behaviors are ego-syntonic, rather than ego-dystonic, they do not experience anguish or anxiety.

    Clinical Work with Adolescents Judith Marks Mishne 1986

  • This ego-dystonic reaction to her symptoms reflected still intact portions of an observing ego.

    Clinical Work with Adolescents Judith Marks Mishne 1986

  • Jackel 1963 stated that an initial treatment aim is to make ego-syntonic traits and behaviors ego-alien, or ego-dystonic, in the context of building a relationship.

    Clinical Work with Adolescents Judith Marks Mishne 1986

  • The recent DSM-III distinguishes between patients who present ego-dystonic or ego-syntonic affects about their homosexuality, with only those in the former group viewed as exhibiting any form of psychopathology.

    Clinical Work with Adolescents Judith Marks Mishne 1986

  • You won't even find ego-dystonic homosexuality-meaning, homosexual impulses that cause an individual to feel distressed and which that individual does not want to give into-in the DSM, anymore. 2011

  • The DSM then replaced homosexuality with "ego-dystonic homosexuality," which they defined as persistent lack of heterosexual arousal and distress from homosexual arousal. Headlines 2010

  • American Psychiatric Association decided by a small majority (58%) to remove it as an illness category, although "ego-dystonic homosexuality" remained until 1987.

    Psychology Wiki - Recent changes [en] 2010


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  • Denoting any impulse, idea, or the like, that is repugnant to and inconsistent with an individual's conception of himself. --Dorland's Pocket Medical Dictionary

    June 14, 2011

  • Cf. ego-syntonic.

    June 14, 2011