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The paraphilias

J. Paul Fedoroff

in New Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print February 2012 | ISBN: 9780199696758
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191743221 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199696758.003.0106
The paraphilias

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The characteristic essential to all paraphilias is the presence of a persistent and/or recurrent, sexually motivated interest that causes harm. This definition has several implications, discussed in this chapter. Also covered are classification of the paraphilias, diagnosis and differential diagnosis, epidemiology, aetiology and the four major explanatory perspectives that have been identified (disease, behavioural, dimensional, and life story), course and prognosis, and finally treatment and management.

Chapter.  8766 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Psychiatry

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