This has been one of those ideas being kicked around by psychoanalysts and neurologist for a few years, and now it seems there's enough evidence to back it up; Changes in thought patterns physically rewire a person's brain. Actually teaching yourself to do things differently will change how your brain works. It's been seen in people who were previously thought to be dependent on medications to maintain their negative symptoms, such as for depression and schizophrenia. These people actually figured out a way to change how they thought about their illness and either conquer it or reduce the severity of symptoms, in both cases reducing the need for medication. This will ultimately change how psychiatric issues are dealt with in the future, so long as pharmaceutical companies don't try to shove their hackneyed "It's a chemical imbalance and our pill is the only way to manage the disease" schlock. This explains people with autism or asperger's who've been able to matriculate themselves into society. What they've done isn't just something learned, a new routine - it's a literal change in connections between neurons in their brains. It's not perfect, but it ends up working a lot better than what they were born with. Now, I thought about this, and if it becomes mainstream thought, people who are against homosexuality will use it against gay people. The whole "I was born this way, so I can't change who I'm attracted to!" argument won't work because people have been shown to even reduce symptoms of physical differences in their own brains. Now, it's really all up to the person; if your mental condition or neurological disorder causes problems that potentially disable you, try to change (and I'm not saying that I think homosexuality is a condition in any way). I know that homosexuality was taken out of the DSM a while ago, but that doesn't change the stance of the opposition. This is both a blessing and a curse.