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Pedophilia and DSM-5: the importance of clearly defining the nature of a Pedophilic Disorder.

  title={Pedophilia and DSM-5: the importance of clearly defining the nature of a Pedophilic Disorder.},
  author={Fred S. Berlin},
  journal={The journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law},
  volume={42 4},
  • F. Berlin
  • Published 1 December 2014
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law
Psychiatric terminology should convey information in as clear and unambiguous a manner as possible. In light of the associated stigma, that is especially so of the terms Pedophilia and Pedophilic Disorder. Although from a psychiatric perspective the term Pedophilia is intended to define a recognized 


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