A sustained pattern of overt homosexual arousal that is a source of distress.  When DSM-III was revised in 1987, ego-dystonic homosexuality was deleted as a diagnostic entity because "almost all people who are homosexual first go through a phase in which their homosexuality is ego dystonic" (Appendix, DSM-III-R).  This category is not included in DSM-IV.

Source: Edgerton, Jane E. 1994. American Psychiatric Glossary, 7th Edition. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Press











   

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