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.
Wiki Number: PW157
US Patients: Estimated 5% adult men.
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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- Hypersexuality and Impulsivity in Self-Referred Men With Sexual Interest in Minors: Are They Related? Do They Change During Treatment? An Exploratory Pilot Studyby Ute Lampalzer on September 12, 2021
CONCLUSION: Hypersexuality, but not impulsivity, was pronounced in the group of self-referred men with SIM and should be targeted in treatment. In order to improve treatment outcome regarding risk reduction in self-referred men with SIM, a focus on treatment approaches that were developed to treat hypersexuality can be expected to be effective while focusing on generalized impulsivity may be less relevant. Lampalzer U, Tozdan S, von Franqué F, et al. Hypersexuality and Impulsivity in...
- Social representations of adolescents about sexuality on the internetby Gabriela Silva Dos Santos on August 23, 2021
CONCLUSION: The social representations of adolescents point to the lack of security in the virtual environment regarding the exercise of sexuality, with predominant values and negative dimensions, which distance themselves from what is established as sexual rights, since adolescents have the right to live and express their sexuality freely.
- Can Nonoffending Pedophiles Be Reached for the Primary Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse by Addressing Nonoffending Individuals Who Are Attracted to Minors in the United States? New Strategies With The Global Prevention Projectby Gilian Tenbergen on August 16, 2021
This paper introduces a new prevention strategy against child sexual abuse (both offline and online) in the United States. The Global Prevention Project is a supportive treatment program designed for nonoffending minor-attracted persons who reside in the community. Attraction to minors and the underlying scientific terms (pedophilia/hebephilia) are discussed and a framework is provided for how to implement such a program in the United States. Our treatment modality is described to provide...
- Widespread and interrelated gray matter reductions in child sexual offenders with and without pedophilia: Evidence from a multivariate structural MRI studyby Mona S Klöckner on August 4, 2021
CONCLUSION: Our results speak to the interpretation that there are inter- and possibly connectivity-related brain structural abnormalities in child sexual offenders that are not (only) pertaining to pedophilia per se. Interpretations and limitations of the present data are discussed and recommendations for future works are given.