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Pedophilic Disorder Symptoms

Symptoms of pedophilic disorder include experiencing over a period of at least 6 months, recurrent, intense sexually arousing fantasies, sexual urges, or behaviors involving sexual activity with a prepubescent child or children (generally age 13 years or younger).

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

The person is at least age 16 years and at least 5 years older than the child or children in the first category.

Note: Does not include an individual in late adolescence involved in an ongoing sexual relationship with a 12- or 13-year-old.

Pedophilic Disorder Symptoms

Steve Bressert, Ph.D.

Steve Bressert, Ph.D. is an author and professional in clinical practice. He has been writing about psychology and mental health issues since 1998.

APA Reference
Bressert, S. (2017). Pedophilic Disorder Symptoms. Psych Central. Retrieved on June 18, 2018, from https://psychcentral.com/disorders/pedophilic-disorder-symptoms/

 

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