Paraphilia‐Related Disorders—Common, Neglected, and Misunderstood

  title={Paraphilia‐Related Disorders—Common, Neglected, and Misunderstood},
  author={Martin P. Kafka},
  journal={Harvard Review of Psychiatry},
  • M. Kafka
  • Published 1 May 1994
  • Psychology
  • Harvard Review of Psychiatry
Although Freud’s‘ groundbreaking psychoanalytic formulations regarding normal and pathological infantile and childhood sexuality were central to his etiologic hypotheses regarding neurosis, we still lack a rigorous, data-based science of human sexual behaviors. Determining the prevalence, form, and frequency of sexual behaviors that are culturally proscribed is therefore a formidable undertaking. Paraphilias are a group of sexual impulse disorders currently characterized by four dimensional… 
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