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Tests For 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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