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1.The American Psychiatric Association has just published the current Diagnostic and Statistic Manual (DSM 5). On December 1, 2012, the APA approved the proposed revisions. Notable, and potentially as historically significant as the DSM-III elimination of homosexuality from its diagnostic line-up, is the elimination of Gender Identity Disorder, and the addition of Gender Dysphoria. Please go to http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/medical_examiner/2012/12/dsm_revision_and_sexual_identity_gender_identity_disorder_replaced_by_gender.html to read about these changes.
Do you believe the proposed changes help to clarify or to confuse the biological and psychological issues regarding sex and gender? Why?
2.(Before answering this DQ, please read the article found at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/louise-mccready/d-kessler-author-of-emthe_b_195676.html?view=print.)
As you know, obesity is getting a lot of attention lately, with the rate of obesity in the American public reaching epidemic levels. At the same time, we are seeing an alarming occurrence of Type II diabetes (formerly called “adult onset diabetes”) in very young children. Often, people blame the exceedingly busy American lifestyle, and even the economy, as the major culprits in these trends, saying that the value meals at fast food restaurants are more affordable and more convenient than preparing and eating healthy diets at home, at work, and at school.
Based on the article linked above as well as the information contained In chapter 12 of your text regarding the biology psychology of eating, do you think that America may be in a state of denial, and has actually been lured into a very crafty, socially acceptable addiction of buying and eating foods that promote obesity and compromise physical and mental health? Is there something else going on that is causing the obesity epidemic?

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