APA Guidelines Ignored in Development of Diagnostic Criteria for Pedohebephilia

  title={APA Guidelines Ignored in Development of Diagnostic Criteria for Pedohebephilia},
  author={Richard Kramer},
  journal={Archives of Sexual Behavior},
  • Richard Kramer
  • Published 2011
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Archives of Sexual Behavior
This Letter describes how the proposed DSM-5 criteria for pedohebephilia have been developed without following four key guidelines specified by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and to point out significant flaws that have resulted. It also proposes solutions. First, the paraphilias subworkgroup apparently ignored the DSM research agenda development process, which addressed developmental issues, questions of disability and impairment, potential contributions from neuroscience, and… Expand
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