Paraphilias and paraphilic disorders: diagnosis, assessment and management

@article{Yakeley2014ParaphiliasAP,
  title={Paraphilias and paraphilic disorders: diagnosis, assessment and management},
  author={Jessica Yakeley and Heather B. Wood},
  journal={Advances in Psychiatric Treatment},
  year={2014},
  volume={20},
  pages={202-213}
}
We outline the difficulties in classifying paraphilias as mental disorder and summarise the changes to this diagnostic category in DSM-5. We review the research on the epidemiology and aetiology of paraphilias, and provide guidance on assessment and referral options for general psychiatrists when they encounter patients who may meet diagnostic criteria for a paraphilic disorder. Empirical evidence for effective treatments for paraphilias is limited, and specific treatment services are scarce… 

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