A Case Of Paraphili Symptoms And Treatment Essay

944 Words Oct 11th, 2016 4 Pages
In this case Scott, who apparently is presenting a case of paraphilia. And according to the dictionaries define it as synonymous with sexual perversion diverted, “any abnormal sexual behavior; sexual anomaly or deviation, a type of mental disorder characterized by a preference for or obsession with unusual sexual practices, as pedophilia, sadomasochism, or exhibitionism” (de Silva, 2004). paraphilia are disorders of sexual behavior in the compulsive element which strongly limits the sexual repertoire of a person so that the excitement and satisfaction become dependent on what some people consider abnormal forms or deviant fantasy or interaction. The vast majority are treated exclusively male disorders. Yakeley & Wood, 2014 “Treatment options may include psychotherapy, individual psychotherapy, group therapy, marital therapy, and family therapy, as well as pharmacotherapy or even surgical interventions, as indicated. Inpatient treatment is indicated for patients who are suicidal, homicidal, or disabled to the point where they cannot take care of themselves. Suicide risk is high if they feel exposed or confronted. If patients are charged with a crime or have been arrested, they may be incarcerated. Physicians must be aware that not every therapist treats people with paraphilia. There may be a need for consultations with other professionals, such as a neurologist (if neurologic signs are present), an attorney, or even a member of the clergy”. (Yakeley & Wood, 2014).

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