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cause of pedophilia

A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Not always known: 20% of men who were abused as children go on to develop pedophilia. However, a large number of pedophiles have no sexual abuse history but were abando ... Read More
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
23 years experience Family Medicine
Pedophilia: I guess if we knew, we might think of targeting the cause of it and hopefully the outcome of working with phedophils would be more rewarding. But....N ... Read More

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stewart
44 years experience Clinical Psychology
Pedophilia is: Sexual attraction to and activity with a prepubescent child (usually 13 years old or younger) by someone who is at last 16 years old and at least 5 ye ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
Trouble: "reverse pedophilia" is a term applied when a young person is supposedly sexually attracted to someone much older than s/he is. If the younger person ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
18 years experience Clinical Psychology
Both: Pediophilia is listed as a mental disorder in the diagnostic ANS statistical manual 34th ed (dsm IV tr). It is also illegal activity and considered a ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
19 years experience Psychiatry
Illegal/unethical: Pedophilia is unethical and illegal. It is likely that many pedophiles have a natural desire/interest in children, but this is absolutely something th ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Westmoreland
36 years experience Family Medicine
No: I am not sure you are asking the right question. Pedophilia is a psychiatrict disorder.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Difficult, but brave: Question. If you truly wish to stop your pedophilia i would recommend that you first read the conceptual work by some researcher-clinicians at johns-h ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Griggs
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
This refers to: an unnatural sexual attraction to minors. It is a Paraphilia, which is a classification of mental disorders in the DSM V. This class also includes ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
It is more like: An addiction. It is very hard to treat and needs expert interventions . The perpetrator need to accept responsibility for the behavior, not try to bla ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Yes: Pedophilia is defined by mental health professionals as a mental disorder, but the American legal system defines acting on a pedophilic urge as a crim ... Read More
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