ego-dystonic homosexuality

e·go-dys·ton·ic ho·mo·sex·u·al·i·ty

a psychological or psychiatric disorder in which a person experiences persistent distress associated with same-sex preference and a strong need to change the behavior or, at least, to alleviate the distress associated with the homosexuality; no longer a DSM-recognized diagnosis; now included under sexual disorder, not otherwise specified.

ego-dystonic homosexuality

a psychosexual disorder characterized by discomfort with one's sexuality and a persistent desire to change sexual orientation to heterosexuality. See also homosexual.

e·go-dys·ton·ic ho·mo·sex·u·al·it·y

(ē'gō-dis-ton'ik hō'mō-sek'shū-al'i-tē)
A psychological or psychiatric disorder in which a person experiences persistent distress associated with same-sex preference and a strong need to change the behavior or, at least, to alleviate the distress associated with the homosexuality.