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    What is Mental Illness?

    by Richard J. McNally (2011). Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. 277 pages. Until quite recently, the American Psychiatric Association's authoritative Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) considered homosexuality a form of mental illness. The DSM has since removed homosexuality from its listings, but still it designates other matters, such as "social anxiety" and "female sexual arousal disorder," as forms of mental illness. Not surprisingly, our...
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