Look to Norway? Gay Issues and Mental Health Across the Atlantic Ocean

  title={Look to Norway? Gay Issues and Mental Health Across the Atlantic Ocean},
  author={Reidar Kj{\ae}r},
  journal={Journal of Gay \& Lesbian Psychotherapy},
  pages={55 - 73}
  • Reidar Kjær
  • Published 2003
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Gay & Lesbian Psychotherapy
SUMMARY This paper addresses the origin of the current theoretical framework for Norwegian psychiatry's understanding of homosexuality. In Norway today, the prevailing attitude is an essentialistic, non-psychopathological understanding of homosexuality based on the generally vague psychosocial and biological understanding of mental health problems and illnesses. This paper points to the influence in Norway of German academic psychiatry, and the impact of both pre- and post-World War II… Expand
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Går tingene sin skjeve gang i norsk psykoanalytisk forening? [How queer is the Norwegian Psychoanalytic Association
  • Tidsskriftet Løvetann
  • 2001
Intoleranse med statsstøtte [Intolerance financed by the government
  • VG [An important Norwegian daily newspaper]
  • 2001