Pedophilic disorder is characterized by recurring, intense sexually arousing fantasies, urges, or behavior involving children (usually 13 years old or younger). Pedophiles may be attracted to young boys, young girls, or both, and they may be attracted only to children or to children and adults.


Cluster Number:
Wiki Number: PW157
Diagnosis: Pedophilia
US Patients: Estimated 5% adult men.
World Patients:
Sex Ratio: M10;W
Age Onset: Age 16 (5 years older than the victim)
Brain Area: less white matter; less hypothalamic arousal on adult pornography; disturbances in pr
Symptoms: Sexual attraction to a child younger than 13; Some child molestors do not have pedophilia and some pedophiliacs do not molest.
Progression: Since 1997, some pedophiles have indefinite imprisonment. It is “self-discovered” not chosen. Consume child porn.
Causes: lower IQ’s, higher school failure, physically smaller, head injuries,
Medications: no evidence it is curable; antiandrogen drugs may decrease testosterone.
Therapies: CBT has limited effectiveness.


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