abnormal psych (10-29-09)

abnormal psych (10-29-09) - Abie Feuerstein 10-29-09...

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Abie Feuerstein 10-29-09 Abnormal psych Paraphilias: an overview Nature of paraphilias o Sexual attraction and arousal o Socially inappropriate people and/or objects o Don’t pertain to sexual response cycle (desire, arousal, orgasm) o Often multiple paraphilias o High comorbidity Anxiety Mood disorder Substance abuse Many types o Fetishism Sexual attraction to nonliving objects Inanimate (non-living), tactile (able to touch), partialism (attraction to particular part of the body) E.g. rubber, hair o Voyeurism Observing an unsuspecting individual undressing or naked Risk is necessary for arousal Impulsive disorder Peeping tom o Exhibitionism Exposure of genitals to unsuspecting strangers Compulsive, out of control Thrill and risk are necessary for sexual arousal Impulsive disorder o Tranvestic fetishism Sexual arousal via cross-dressing Males may show highly masculine compensatory behaviors (jock, breadwinner) Most don’t Many are married Behavior is known to spouse
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