Is Pedophilia a Mental Disorder?

@article{Green2002IsPA,
  title={Is Pedophilia a Mental Disorder?},
  author={Richard Green},
  journal={Archives of Sexual Behavior},
  year={2002},
  volume={31},
  pages={467-471}
}
  • R. Green
  • Published 1 December 2002
  • Psychology
  • Archives of Sexual Behavior
Nearly 30 years ago, I was embroiled in the historic battle within the American Psychiatric Association (APA) over whether homosexuality per se was rightfully deemed a mental illness, as included in the second edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-II; American Psychiatric Association, 1968). During the controversy, several topics were examined: historical and cross-cultural groundings in homosexual expression, associated psychiatric features accompanying a… 

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