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Reverse pedophile is not always from sexual abuse as a child. This is a personal fact. What is it called if it is just a natural attraction.?
It depends: It depends on how young the person is -- if not yet adult, sexual relations with an adult (especially much older) would be seen legally as statutory rape. If the person is of legal adult age and attracted to older partners, that could be natural variation. However, age spread greater than 10 years may lead to lifestyle challenges as the older person ages sooner than the younger one does. ...Read more
11 yr old thought he was gay so to test himself he performed oral sex on his newly born brother once, does this make him a pedophile (he has guilt)?
Hardly: I don't quite understand his rationale, but pedophilia is a lot more than a single act of a confused boy. I do think he should get some psychological help if he thinks he's gay at 11, his gender identity obviously in his mind is in question. I wish you good luck ...Read more
I suffer anxiety&irrational fear such as being a pedophile/gay. I kno im not. Its irrational. I'm scared 2 see psych 4 fear they take my child. Should I b?
16 yr old boy having 6 week stint of pedophile sexual fantasies causing him distress but minimal groinal response He likes girls his age, Is this POCD?
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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....No one knows why some become pedophils, others - killers, yet others - thieves. ...Read more
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 is a child or adolescent under 18, it's still illegal and the older person will be held responsible. Generally kids behaving in this way -- if they truly do -- have been sexually abused by another adult previously. ...Read more
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 felony with prison time if convicted, at least in this state. ...Read more
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 that must be controlled by the pedophile. If behavioral techniques are not adequate for doing that, even medications have been given to help suppress the sex drive. Pedophilia cannot be excused by medical or mental health; the person is responsible. ...Read more
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-hopkins. You are asking to give up a strong drive, and the treatment will entail accountability and possible hormone treatment. Here is the link to the pdf file.
www. Bishop-accountability. Org/reports/1994-11.../rt94-03-berlin. Pdf. Best wishes. ...Read more
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 Voyeurism, Exhibitionism, Frotteurism, Sexual Masochism or Sadism, Fetishism and Transvestism. ...Read more
Pedophilia is defined by mental health professionals as a mental disorder, but the American legal system defines acting on a pedophilic urge as a criminal act.
Read more: http://www. Minddisorders. Com/Ob-Ps/Pedophilia. Html#b#ixzz35ILWZSoE ...Read more
Matter of consent: If someone were only/predominantly sexually attracted to elderly who are too demented to give consent, he or she would also be considered emotionally disturbed, even though there may not be a term for it in any commonly accepted psychiatric nomenclature. ...Read more
A sociopath: It doesn't matter so much the difference between perpetrators' preferences. They all gain something from sadistically harming others. I don't specialize in treating perpetrators. I typically work with the survivors. Perpetrators usually are without remorse and typically are not treatable. Confinement is the treatment of choice. ...Read more
Disorder: It is a mental disorder with tragic consequences. It is also a serious criminal offense. ...Read more
Gerontophilia: While gerontophilia isn't formally classified as a specific mental disorder in dsm-iv, it is clearly a paraphilia and potential criminal behavior. There might be various underlying causes that need to be looked at when diagnosing this problem, but why it hasn't been included as a formal mental disorder may be more a result of its low prevalence rather than the actual reality of it as a disorder. ...Read more
I've had worries about me being gay a peadophile, about not loving my girlfriend about being a sociopath and a now one about being a narcissitic?
Dread or Desire?: How do you feel when you have thoughts about being gay or being sexual with children? If these thoughts leave you feeling dread, confusion, guilt and/or despair then what you are experiencing might be "sexual compulsions" - a form of obsessive compulsive disorder. Same goes for thoughts about being sociopathic or narcissistic - how do you feel? Learn about OCD: https://iocdf. Org/about-OCD/ ...Read more
If you have a: Sexual attraction to pre-pubescent children and act on it, it is called pedophilia. Is this what you mean or do you mean that you were sexually abused? In either case, please go to a clinical psychologist who specializes in abuse. If you are a pedophile, you can be helped to manage/contain it, but presently we see no way to completely eliminate the attraction. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Try the APA:
Since this is an uncommon specialty focus it might be challenging to find a good therapist with experience in treating individuals with a diagnosis of pedophilia. Try the american psychological association or other professional associations. Good luck!
http://locator. Apa. Org. ...Read more
Yes: Both are trained to treat a wide variety of mental illnesses and/or personality disorders, or in this case pedophilia. Treatment for pedophilia is very specialized and usually goes better with a combination of individual and group psychotherapy, coupled with monitoring by an outside source (P.O., Social Services, Courts) if the pedophile has offended. PX for cure is guarded, statistically. ...Read more
What to do if I'm a 58 yr old male with a lipid prophile of total cholesterol of 220, hdl 57, ldl 160.?
58?: Your profile says you're 32. What's up? ...Read more
What to do if I am a 58 yr old male with a lipid prophile of total cholesterol of 220, HDL 57, LDL 160.?
See your doctor: Your total cholesterol and LDL are higher than desired and may need treatment. The treatment can start with life style changes and if that does not work, may be drugs. But all this requires a thorough baseline evaluation and long term care and it would be prudent to establish care with a primary care provider. ...Read more
If fetishes, pedophilia, necrophilia, zoophilia and other weird sexual attractions and behaviors are classified as paraphilias, how come gay isn't?
Once upon a time: It was in the past considered a disorder but they correctly recognized that error and now know that it's w/in the normal healthy range of humans. Any unlawful, non-consensual or violent acts apart, those may also be dropped. If the person is comfortable and harms no one - it's not a problem. If it's any of those - it is! Gay is not necessarily weird - sometimes it's even dull! ...Read more