Essay On Pedophile

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A mental disorder, or psychiatric disorder is a diagnosis of a behaviour or mental pattern that causes suffering or a poor inability to function in everyday life. Such attributes may relapse, be persistent or can occur as a single episode (). Pedophilia is an example of a psychiatric disorder in which an older adolescent or adult experiences an exclusive sexual attraction to prepubescent children(). There is much discussion in the world in mental health and psychology of what actually constructs a pedophile. Many argue a pedophile is “sick” with a mental disorder and believe that people who suffer from pedophila are born with this urge and take on a more biological aspect. On the contrary, others view it as something that is triggered and happens as a result to environment experiences. This paper will …show more content…
Although this is very much what the media, television shows and movies portray pedophiles to be, pedophiles are local neighbours, family friends, trusted babysitters, teachers and may even be living in your household. In order to understand what makes someone a pedophile, it is needed to understand what exactly the term pedophile entails. First off, paraphilia according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), is a condition characterized by abnormal sexual desires in which must feel distress about their interest. Typically these desires involve another persons psychological distress, injury or death or a desire to act upon such sexual behaviours involving persons in which are unwilling or unable to give consent(DSM-5). In which case an individual is too young to provide consent, it is considered pedophilia. The International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10) defines it as a sexual preference for children of prepubertal or early pubertal

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