Berlin, Sex Hormones, Neurotransmitters, and Psychopharmacological Treatments in Men with Paraphilic
Disorders, 12 J.
The practice of dressing and acting like a baby is known as paraphilic
infantilism but there is little in the way of formal research on the subject, although some have linked it to masochism.
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BALTIMORE--The work group developing definitions of various paraphilic
disorders for the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual has its job cut out for it.
Fantasies, behaviors, or objects are paraphilic
only when they lead to a clinically significant distress or impairment ...
Medroxy-progesterone acetate in the treatment of paraphilic
sexual disorders: Rate of relapse in paraphilic
men treated in long-term group psychotherapy with or without medroxy-progesterone acetate.
One clinical implication of these findings, for example, is that if someone emits sexual behavior (such as paraphilic
behavior) towards one object or person, this behavior may not generalize as quickly to other behaviors or stimuli as we might expect given the parameters of stimulus equivalence and stimulus and response generalization.
Research on samples of men and women from the general population suggests that paraphilic
interests and behaviours are more common in men than in women, but the reasons for this sex difference are unclear.
Simulated paraphilias: a preliminary study of patients who imitate or exaggerate paraphilic
symptoms and behaviors.
Pharmacologic treatment of sex offenders with paraphilic
disorder Current Psychiatry Reports , 15:356.
Society's lack of education and openness about childhood sexuality leaves children who reach puberty with paraphilic
lovemaps alone and potentially stigmatized and ostracized (Money, 1999).
Because of some similarities between paraphilic
sexual behavior and inappropriate drug use, the terms sexual addiction and sexual compulsion have recently become more popular, but they haven't made it into the DSM-IV.