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Mental disorders and DSM-IV paedophilia in 185 subjects convicted of sexual child abuse

Carlstedt, A; Innala, S; Brimse, A and Anckarsäter, Henrik LU (2005) In Nordic Journal of Psychiatry 59(6). p.534-537
Abstract
The objective of this study was to explore how sexual child abusers who meet the DSM-IV criteria for paedophilia differ from those who do not. We studied DSM-IV disorders and paedophilic interests in all cases of sexual child abuse referred to forensic psychiatric investigation in Sweden between 1993 and 1997 (n = 185). Frequency and severity of other mental disorders did not differ between subjects with and without DSM-IV paedophilia. However, men with paedophilia had more previous paedophilia convictions, same-sex and younger victims and less often intoxicated status when committing the act. The concept of paedophilia as a mental disorder is not supported by the DSM-IV diagnosis, which primarily describes the acting out of attraction.
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sexual child abuse, paedophilia, comorbidity, forensic psychiatry
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Nordic Journal of Psychiatry
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59
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6
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534 - 537
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Informa Healthcare
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  • wos:000233905200016
  • pmid:16316910
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1502-4725
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10.1080/08039480500360724
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English
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  author       = {Carlstedt, A and Innala, S and Brimse, A and Anckarsäter, Henrik},
  issn         = {1502-4725},
  keyword      = {sexual child abuse,paedophilia,comorbidity,forensic psychiatry},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {6},
  pages        = {534--537},
  publisher    = {Informa Healthcare},
  series       = {Nordic Journal of Psychiatry},
  title        = {Mental disorders and DSM-IV paedophilia in 185 subjects convicted of sexual child abuse},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08039480500360724},
  volume       = {59},
  year         = {2005},
}