Sunday, December 2, 2012
APA rejects "hebephilia," last standing of three novel sexual disorders
"In a stunning blow to psychology's burgeoning sex offender processing industry, the Board of Trustees of the American Psychiatric Association rejected the proposed diagnosis outright, not even relegating it to an appendix as meriting further study, its proponents' fall-back position.
The rejection follows the failure of two other sexual disorders proposed by the DSM-5's paraphilias subworkgroup. These were paraphilic coercive disorder (or a proclivity toward rape) and hypersexuality, an inherently hard-to-define construct that introduced the committee members' value judgments as to how much sex is within acceptable limits.
After abandoning those two disorders, the subworkgroup clung tenaciously to a whittled-down version of its proposed expansion of pedophilia to cover sexual attraction to early pubescent youngsters (generally in the age range of 11-14), ignoring widespread opposition from both within and outside of the APA."
Hebephilia update: DSM-5 workgroup stubbornly clinging to pet diagnosis
December 1, 2012
American Psychiatric Association Board of Trustees Approves DSM-5 - Diagnostic manual passes major milestone before May 2013 publication
"6. Pedophilic disorder criteria will remain unchanged from DSM-IV, but the disorder name will be revised from pedophilia to pedophilic disorder."
American Psychiatric Association Board of Trustees approves final DSM-5 diagnostic criteria