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In their clinical case series of 14 female patients who sought treatment for presumed be paraphilic sexual disorders, Federoff et al.
Although Money has defined nearly 50 paraphilias, there are currently eight paraphilic disorders recognized in the DSM-IV: pedophilia, exhibitionism, voyeurism, sexual masochism, sexual sadism, fetishism, transvestic fetishism, and frotteurism.
When women whose behaviour might imply paraphilia are discussed, it is mainly in terms of their victimization at the hands of men with paraphilic disorders.
Society's lack of education and openness about childhood sexuality leaves children who reach puberty with paraphilic lovemaps alone and potentially stigmatized and ostracized (Money, 1999).
Some paraphilic stalking behaviors may be associated with right-hemispheric brain dysfunction, Montgomery Brower, M.
Therefore, treatments of paraphilic disorders which appear to have failed should not be discarded before failure due to other factors, such as criminality, have been excluded.
CRB1s include displaying excessive sexual content in typical conversations; exhibiting pre-occupation with own or other's sex crimes; verbally reporting disturbing sexual thoughts; introducing sexual themes or discussions out of context; include exhibiting verbal behavior that indicates sexual interest in pre-pubescent children; discussing use of force during sex; engaging in paraphilic activity; denying any sexual urges and interests; increasing frequency of discussion of fetishes during times of distress.
Reduced serotonin activity has been linked to impulsivity, SSRIs have been effective in treating impulsive disorders, and impulsiveness is an important feature of some paraphilic disorders.
Since paraphilic imagery is necessary for erotic arousal, it must be included in masturbatory or coital fantasies if not actually acted out.
Applying the dimensional perspective to sexual disorders, one recalls that the term paraphilic was an attempt of DSM III to rename and resituate "sexual perversions" at the tails of a curve of normophilic sexual behaviour (see Figure 1).
processes found in people with paraphilic or non-paraphilic disorders,