Pedophilia-Themed Obsessive–Compulsive Disorder: Assessment, Differential Diagnosis, and Treatment with Exposure and Response Prevention

@article{Bruce2018PedophiliaThemedOD,
  title={Pedophilia-Themed Obsessive–Compulsive Disorder: Assessment, Differential Diagnosis, and Treatment with Exposure and Response Prevention},
  author={Simone Leavell Bruce and T. Ching and M. Williams},
  journal={Archives of Sexual Behavior},
  year={2018},
  volume={47},
  pages={389-402}
}
  • Simone Leavell Bruce, T. Ching, M. Williams
  • Published 2018
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Archives of Sexual Behavior
  • Fears of sexually harming children are fairly common among clients suffering from obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD), yet these symptoms are largely unrecognized and frequently misdiagnosed by mental health professionals. Specifically, clients with pedophilia-themed OCD (P-OCD) experience excessive worries and distressing intrusive thoughts about being sexually attracted to, and sexually violating, children. Expressing these concerns may provoke misjudgments from uninformed mental health… CONTINUE READING
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