Pedophilia: A Diagnosis in Search of a Disorder

@article{Maln2012PedophiliaAD,
  title={Pedophilia: A Diagnosis in Search of a Disorder},
  author={A. Mal{\'o}n},
  journal={Archives of Sexual Behavior},
  year={2012},
  volume={41},
  pages={1083-1097}
}
  • A. Malón
  • Published 2012
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Archives of Sexual Behavior
This article presents a critical review of the recent controversies concerning the diagnosis of pedophilia in the context of the preparation of the fifth edition of the DSM. The analysis focuses basically on the relationship between pedophilia and the current DSM-IV-TR’s definition of mental disorder. Scholars appear not to share numerous basic assumptions ranging from their underlying ideas about what constitutes a mental disorder to the role of psychiatry in modern society, including… Expand
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