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Is necrophilia considered a mental disorder?
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
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In brief: Yes
Necrophilia (the erotic attachment to corpses) is a paraphilia.
Paraphilias are recurrent, intense sexually arousing fantasies, sexual urges, or behaviors generally involving nonhuman objects, the suffering or humiliation of oneself or one's partner, or children or other non-consenting persons -- occurring over at least 6 months. For some, sexual arousal is possible only with the preferred fantasy.

In brief: Yes
Necrophilia (the erotic attachment to corpses) is a paraphilia.
Paraphilias are recurrent, intense sexually arousing fantasies, sexual urges, or behaviors generally involving nonhuman objects, the suffering or humiliation of oneself or one's partner, or children or other non-consenting persons -- occurring over at least 6 months. For some, sexual arousal is possible only with the preferred fantasy.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Dr. Rick Barnett
Clinical Psychology
In brief: Paraphilia
Paraphilia is an umbrella term for less common sexually-related mental health conditions.
Necrophilia is considered a paraphilia similar to the way pedophilia is a paraphilia. Yes, necrophilia is defined as a mental disorder.

In brief: Paraphilia
Paraphilia is an umbrella term for less common sexually-related mental health conditions.
Necrophilia is considered a paraphilia similar to the way pedophilia is a paraphilia. Yes, necrophilia is defined as a mental disorder.
Dr. Rick Barnett
Dr. Rick Barnett
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