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Is their any treatment

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is their any treatment for gays
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 6 months ago.
Hello from JustAnswer. It depends upon what you mean. Being gay, by itself, is not a medical or psychological condition, so there is no treatment for it. If a gay individual is having anxiety or depression related to their life situation, including associated with their sexual orientation, then there are many treatment for anxiety or depression. In addition, someone that is ambivalent about their sexual orientation, then counseling can be used to help resolve the ambivalence. Could you explain the situation that causes you to ask this question?
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
At the age 20 he claim he like man and he is gay
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
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Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 6 months ago.
Most homosexuals realize that they are gay as adolescents or young adults.Is he having any ambivalence or any anxiety or depression associated with the situation?
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 6 months ago.
I had asked about whether there is any ambivalence or any anxiety or depression associated with the situation and have not heard back. If he is having any of these issues, then counseling would be appropriate and there also can be consideration of medicines to help with the anxiety or depression. However, if the sole question is whether there is a treatment for the fact that he is gay, then as I said above, being gay, by itself, is not a medical or psychological condition, so there is no treatment for it. It is worth noting that there are some people that claim to be able to treat someone for homosexuality, via a method called conversion therapy and other names. However, this therapy has been discredited and the major professional psychiatric and psychological groups have said that this therapy has not been shown to work and is potentially harmful, so is recommended that such therapy should be avoided. Certainly, if he is having any ambivalence or other psychological difficulty associated with the situation, it would be appropriate for him to seek therapy, but there is no need for consideration of treatment if none of these issues are present. If I can provide any additional information, please let me know.