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DSM-V Approved by APA Trustees  Paraphilia Criteria Largely Unchanged

Author:  Andrew J.  Harris.

Source: Volume 14, Number 02, February/March 2013 , pp.17-17(1)

Sex Offender Law Report

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On December 1, 2012, the American Psychiatric Association announced that its Board of Trustees had approved the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders ( DSM-V ). The approved DSM , which will be released in its final form during spring 2013, excluded a number of changes that had been proposed by a Sexual Disorders Working Group—changes that could have carried significant legal and clinical implications.

Keywords: paraphilic coercive disorder (PCD), pedophilia, pedophilic disorder, hebephilia

Affiliations:  1: University of Massachusetts Lowell, Co-editor.

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