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Doctor insights on: What Is Pedophilia And What Causes It

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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.

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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 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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Why would pedophilia be considered a disorder but not gerontophilia?

Why would pedophilia be considered a disorder but not gerontophilia?

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.

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What kind of perp is into gerantophilia compared to those of pedophilia?

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.

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Is pedophilia a mental illness/disorder or something other disease state?

Disorder: It is a mental disorder with tragic consequences. It is also a serious criminal offense.

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Why is pedophilia considered a mental disorder but gerontophilia is not?

Why is pedophilia considered a mental disorder but gerontophilia is not?

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.

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What happens if I see myself a psychologist can they take away my pedophilia?

What happens if I see myself a psychologist can they take away my pedophilia?

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.

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Where can I find a pedophilia therapy specialist in western pa?

Where can I find a pedophilia therapy specialist in western pa?

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.

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Hoping you can tell me, is pedophilia perversion a common side effect of autism?

Hoping you can tell me, is pedophilia perversion a common side effect of autism?

No: There is no evidence that this is the case. People with autism, often have unusual preoccupations, but there is no reason to believe pediphilia would be one of them. Though admittedly we have limited data here.

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Hi docs, is it true that psychologists and/or psychiatrists are able to treat pedophilia?

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.

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If fetishes, pedophilia, necrophilia, zoophilia and other weird sexual attractions and behaviors are classified as paraphilias, how come gay isn't?

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!