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Frotteurism Symptoms

Renamed (frotteuristic disorder) in DSM-5

Over a period of at least 6 months, recurrent, intense sexually arousing fantasies, sexual urges, or behaviors involving touching and rubbing against a nonconsenting person.

The fantasies, sexual urges, or behaviors cause clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning.


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APA Reference
Grohol, J. (2020). Frotteurism Symptoms. Psych Central. Retrieved on August 6, 2020, from https://psychcentral.com/disorders/frotteurism-symptoms/
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Last updated: 8 Jul 2020 (Originally: 17 May 2016)
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