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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | March 14, 2014
Gay rights advocates and the state legislator who introduced legislation this session to ban so-called "gay conversion therapy" in Maryland have withdrawn the bill, saying they will instead pursue regulatory oversight of the controversial practice. "If we can do this without legislation, I am all about it," said Baltimore County Del. John Cardin, the bill's sponsor, in a statement Friday. "I am not interested in the glory. I'm interested in solving problems. " Cardin's bill would have banned mental health professionals, but not unlicensed church clergy or therapists, from engaging in efforts to change a youth's sexual orientation or gender identity.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | March 14, 2014
Gay rights advocates and the state legislator who introduced legislation this session to ban so-called "gay conversion therapy" in Maryland have withdrawn the bill, saying they will instead pursue regulatory oversight of the controversial practice. "If we can do this without legislation, I am all about it," said Baltimore County Del. John Cardin, the bill's sponsor, in a statement Friday. "I am not interested in the glory. I'm interested in solving problems. " Cardin's bill would have banned mental health professionals, but not unlicensed church clergy or therapists, from engaging in efforts to change a youth's sexual orientation or gender identity.
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September 21, 1997
Superintendent defends SpringfieldAn Aug. 21 article in The Sun in Carroll, "Patient acquitted of rape charge," left an incorrect perception of treatment methods at Springfield Hospital Center. Additionally, the quotes attributed to the security force who testified at the hearing were taken out of context.Springfield Hospital Center takes great pride in its mission to provide competent and clinically appropriate treatment to the citizens of Maryland with mental illness.The treatment methods used at Springfield Hospital Center are based on current and state-of-the-art standards consistent with the American Psychiatric Association.
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By Michael Gold, The Baltimore Sun | January 8, 2014
Baltimore County Del. Jon Cardin introduced Wednesday a bill that would prohibit administering so-called "gay conversion therapy" to Maryland minors. The bill would prevent mental health professionals from engaging in efforts to change a youth's sexual orientation, a controversial practice that has been criticized by professional groups like the American Psychiatric Association and American Academy of Pediatrics. Cardin, who is running for attorney general, announced his intention to introduce the bill in December.
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March 7, 2003
Dr. John E. Fryer, 65, a psychiatrist considered a trailblazer in the gay-rights movement for appearing before his colleagues at a 1972 convention in a mask to announce his homosexuality, died Feb. 28 of aspiration pneumonia. Dr. Fryer appeared as Dr. H. Anonymous, clad in a full mask and wig and using a voice-distorting microphone, before the American Psychiatric Association meeting in Dallas at a time when homosexuality was designated a mental illness. He told the group that he had suffered discrimination and had to remain anonymous because being gay would cost him his job. At the time, he was an untenured professor at Temple University.
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July 25, 1999
Henry Walter Brosin, a former president of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, the American Psychiatric Association and the American College of Psychiatrists, died July 3 in Tucson, Ariz.He was 94.Barbara Raskin, author of feminist novels about women in middle age, most notably "Hot Flashes," died Friday of complications after surgery for vascular disease. She was 63 and lived in Washington.Published in 1987, two decades after the women's movement kicked into gear, "Hot Flashes" was considered an important work for its celebration of female friendship.
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By Michael Gold, The Baltimore Sun | January 8, 2014
Baltimore County Del. Jon Cardin introduced Wednesday a bill that would prohibit administering so-called "gay conversion therapy" to Maryland minors. The bill would prevent mental health professionals from engaging in efforts to change a youth's sexual orientation, a controversial practice that has been criticized by professional groups like the American Psychiatric Association and American Academy of Pediatrics. Cardin, who is running for attorney general, announced his intention to introduce the bill in December.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,SUN STAFF | January 11, 2005
Dr. Elihu E. Allinson, former chief of psychiatry at the old North Charles General Hospital and a past president of the Maryland Psychiatric Society, died of a heart attack Wednesday at his Stevenson home. He was 80. Born in New Haven, Conn., he enrolled at Muskingum College in New Concord, Ohio, but his studies were interrupted by Army service in World War II. He subsequently received a medical degree from the University of Iowa. Dr. Allinson was an intern in psychiatry at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Washington, and a resident at Johns Hopkins Hospital's Phipps Clinic.
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By Richard E. Vatz | January 27, 2011
disease: n. A pathological condition of a part, organ, or system of an organism resulting from various causes, such as infection, genetic defect, or environmental stress, and characterized by an identifiable group of signs or symptoms. — American Heritage Dictionary I have been teaching and writing for decades on the topic of "rhetoric and mental illness," arguing that "mental illness" has been a catch-all term of behavioral explanation that elucidates nothing and is often false; there is usually no "disease" in mental illness.
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By Newsday | June 16, 1991
WASHINGTON -- America's first successful criminal defense based on premenstrual syndrome may have helped a Virginia surgeon avoid a drunken-driving conviction, but it has also revived controversy over the validity of making a courtroom issue of the monthly physical and psychological changes reported by many women."
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By Richard E. Vatz | January 27, 2011
disease: n. A pathological condition of a part, organ, or system of an organism resulting from various causes, such as infection, genetic defect, or environmental stress, and characterized by an identifiable group of signs or symptoms. — American Heritage Dictionary I have been teaching and writing for decades on the topic of "rhetoric and mental illness," arguing that "mental illness" has been a catch-all term of behavioral explanation that elucidates nothing and is often false; there is usually no "disease" in mental illness.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,SUN STAFF | January 11, 2005
Dr. Elihu E. Allinson, former chief of psychiatry at the old North Charles General Hospital and a past president of the Maryland Psychiatric Society, died of a heart attack Wednesday at his Stevenson home. He was 80. Born in New Haven, Conn., he enrolled at Muskingum College in New Concord, Ohio, but his studies were interrupted by Army service in World War II. He subsequently received a medical degree from the University of Iowa. Dr. Allinson was an intern in psychiatry at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Washington, and a resident at Johns Hopkins Hospital's Phipps Clinic.
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March 7, 2003
Dr. John E. Fryer, 65, a psychiatrist considered a trailblazer in the gay-rights movement for appearing before his colleagues at a 1972 convention in a mask to announce his homosexuality, died Feb. 28 of aspiration pneumonia. Dr. Fryer appeared as Dr. H. Anonymous, clad in a full mask and wig and using a voice-distorting microphone, before the American Psychiatric Association meeting in Dallas at a time when homosexuality was designated a mental illness. He told the group that he had suffered discrimination and had to remain anonymous because being gay would cost him his job. At the time, he was an untenured professor at Temple University.
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July 25, 1999
Henry Walter Brosin, a former president of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, the American Psychiatric Association and the American College of Psychiatrists, died July 3 in Tucson, Ariz.He was 94.Barbara Raskin, author of feminist novels about women in middle age, most notably "Hot Flashes," died Friday of complications after surgery for vascular disease. She was 63 and lived in Washington.Published in 1987, two decades after the women's movement kicked into gear, "Hot Flashes" was considered an important work for its celebration of female friendship.
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September 21, 1997
Superintendent defends SpringfieldAn Aug. 21 article in The Sun in Carroll, "Patient acquitted of rape charge," left an incorrect perception of treatment methods at Springfield Hospital Center. Additionally, the quotes attributed to the security force who testified at the hearing were taken out of context.Springfield Hospital Center takes great pride in its mission to provide competent and clinically appropriate treatment to the citizens of Maryland with mental illness.The treatment methods used at Springfield Hospital Center are based on current and state-of-the-art standards consistent with the American Psychiatric Association.
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By Jonathan Bor and Jonathan Bor,Staff Writer | March 6, 1992
Dr. John M. Hamilton, a Columbia psychiatrist who admitted to having a sexual affair with a female patient, resigned his position yesterday as deputy medical director of the American Psychiatric Association.His resignation came two days after a state disciplinary panel placed him on probation for five years and forbade him from treating patients for at least a year. The state Board of Physician Quality Assurance called his conduct "unethical" and a violation of state law.Under a consent decree with the state board, the psychiatrist waived his right to a hearing and admitted to having the affair.
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By Jonathan Bor and Jonathan Bor,Staff Writer | March 6, 1992
Dr. John M. Hamilton, a Columbia psychiatrist who admitted to having a sexual affair with a female patient, has resigned his position as deputy medical director of the American Psychiatric Association.His resignation yesterday came two days after a state disciplinary panel placed him on probation for five years and forbade him from treating patients for at least a year. The state Board of Physician Quality Assurance called his conduct "unethical" and a violation of state law.Under a consent decree with the state board, the psychiatrist waived his right to a hearing and admitted to having the affair.
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