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Open letter opposing DSM-5 paraphilias expansion

Photo credit: Dr. Joanne Cacciatore As readers of this blog are aware, proposals to expand the sexual disorders in the American Psychiatric Association's upcoming DSM-5 have generated significant controversy among forensic psychologists and psychiatrists. Now, forensic psychologists are banding together to urge APA President John Oldham to reject the proposed diagnoses of pedohebephilia, paraphilic coercive disorder and hypersexual disorder.
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Psychiatrists vote no on controversial paraphilias

Academics / Psychology : In The News (4 years ago)

By an overwhelming majority, a group of seasoned forensic psychiatrists who work with sex offenders voted last night against three controversial new sexual disorders being proposed for the DSM-5. The votes were 31-2, 31-2, and 29-2,... Read Post

Psychiatry rejects new rape disorder for DSM 5

Academics / Psychology : In The News (3 years ago)

Regular blog readers will be familiar with the heated battle over a controversial proposed mental condition of "Paraphilic Coercive Disorder" for rapists. Now, the American Psychiatric Association has issued its latest draft of the ... Read Post

Hebephilia update: DSM-5 workgroup stubbornly clinging to pet diagnosis

Academics / Psychology : In The News (2 years ago)

Salvador Dali: The Average Bureaucrat A few weeks ago, I reported on an open letter to the American Psychiatric Association, calling for it to reject three controversial expansions of sexual paraphilia diagnoses that are being promo... Read Post


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