seattle - The American psychiatrist Robert Spitzer is deceased at the age of 83. He was a controversial researcher of homosexuality. The psychiatrist died Friday in the city of Seattle by heart problems, US newspapers reported Sunday.
In the seventies of the last century, he bore a stir because he wanted to see homosexuality no longer as a psychical disorder. He continued to get the sexual orientation of psychiatry. Until then lived for many the idea that homosexuality could be 'cured.'
However, several dozen years later he was criticized a controversial study in which he claimed that particularly well motivated gay people could still be straight. Spitzer withdrew the study later.