Familial Paraphilia: A Pilot Study with the Construction of Genograms

  title={Familial Paraphilia: A Pilot Study with the Construction of Genograms},
  author={Alain Labelle and Dominique Bourget and John McDonald Wilson Bradford and M. Alda and Pierre Tessier},
  journal={ISRN Psychiatry},
Biological factors are likely predisposing and modulating elements in sexually deviant behavior. The observation that paraphilic behavior tends to cluster in some families is intriguing and potentially raises questions as to whether shared genetic factors may play a role in the transmission of paraphilia. This pilot study introduces five families in which we found presence of paraphilia over generations. We constructed genograms on the basis of a standardized family history. Results document… 

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