Clinical Features of Pedophilia and Implications for Treatment

  title={Clinical Features of Pedophilia and Implications for Treatment},
  author={Lisa Janet Cohen and Igor Galynker},
  journal={Journal of Psychiatric Practice},
The authors discuss the diagnostic criteria for pedophilia and review the literature on its clinical features, including data on prevalence, gender, age of onset, number of victims, frequency and type of acts, violence, impulsivity, and insight. Findings concerning the characteristics of victims (e.g., sex, age, relationship to the pedophile) and research on pedophilic subtypes—exclusive versus nonexclusive; incestuous versus nonincestuous; heterosexual, homosexual, or bisexual—are reviewed… 
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