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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of Pedophilia

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What is pedophilia?

What is pedophilia?

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 years older than the child. ...Read more

Pedophilia (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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What causes pedophilia?

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

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And what is reverse pedophilia?

And what is reverse pedophilia?

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

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Is pedophilia a sickness or crime?

Is pedophilia a sickness or crime?

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

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Is pedophilia under one's control?

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

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Can you tell me how i can stop my pedophilia?

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

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What is the definition or description of: Pedophilia?

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

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Can pedophilia be an involuntary mental condition?

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 blame a mental condition. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if pedophilia is a mental illness?

Can you tell me if pedophilia is a mental illness?

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 criminal act. Read more: http://www.minddisorders.com/Ob-Ps/Pedophilia.html#b#ixzz35ILWZSoE ...Read more