Paraphilias and paraphilic disorders: Diagnosis, assessment and management

  title={Paraphilias and paraphilic disorders: Diagnosis, assessment and management},
  author={Jessica Yakeley and Heather Wood},
The designation of paraphilias (Box 1) as a medical disorder has aroused much debate and disagreement over the years. Many rightly object to the pathologising of sexual activities that some consider a lifestyle choice between consenting adults. Nevertheless, people suffering considerable distress from sexual fantasies and behaviours that they find difficult to control continue to be referred to general mental health services, presenting psychiatrists with complex diagnostic, ethical and… CONTINUE READING
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