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Research Based Interventions for Pedophilia
Research Based Interventions for PedophiliaSymptoms of Pedophilia:Pedophilia, by classification, belongs to a family of paraphilia’s (a category of recognized disorders defined by unusual fantasies, urges or behaviors that are recurrent and sexually arousing, (Brittanica, 2015.) According to the DSM-V, there are three-primary symptoms of the pedophilia disorder: such thoughts must cause hardship in the affected individual; stress and hardship must be felt by the opposing party or victim of the affected; the offending thoughts must be present for at least six-months; and the affected must be 16 years old, and at least five-years older than the victim., (Brittanica, 2015.) Pedophiles are typically unable to find gratification in adult sexual encounters, because their lives are dominated by thoughts of intercourse with young children. Most-pedophiles also suffer from low self-esteem. Pedophiles generally live in fear of the attraction to the young children because of the urges to act on their thoughts, however, most sexual encounters usually end before intercourse can take place. Characteristics of Pedophilia:Many people with Pedophilia cannot be noticed at first glance. Many people suffering from this disability appear to be everyday people, fathers, mothers, teachers, etc. there is no bias to the disorder. Some common-characteristics of pedophilia include: men over 30 with few-friends, having a companion-like relationship with spouse but never having intercourse; having more interest in children’s hobbies, rather than adult hobbies; collecting children’s toys; referring to children in ‘angelic’ terms. Pedophiles prefer children that are close to puberty age, rather than children in early-childhood – pedophiles have a specific age range. Pedophile also look for what