The DSM Diagnostic Criteria for Pedophilia

@article{Blanchard2010TheDD,
  title={The DSM Diagnostic Criteria for Pedophilia},
  author={Ray Blanchard},
  journal={Archives of Sexual Behavior},
  year={2010},
  volume={39},
  pages={304-316}
}
  • R. Blanchard
  • Published 2010
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Archives of Sexual Behavior
This paper contains the author’s report on pedophilia, submitted on June 2, 2008, to the work group charged with revising the diagnoses concerning sexual and gender identity disorders for the fifth edition of the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). The author reviews the previously published criticisms and empirical research concerning the diagnostic criteria for pedophilia and presents criticism and relevant research of his own. The… Expand
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