Paraphilias: Problematic Sexual Interests

  • Daniel S. BrombergEmail author


A primary care provider may be the first professional to learn of a patient’s paraphilic interests and behaviors. Therefore, (s)he is in an excellent position to determine if there is a need for a specialist-level comprehensive evaluation. Because of the need for specialized knowledge and experience to conduct such assessments, as well as the legal and ethical considerations inherent in doing so, a primary care provider should not attempt to conduct such an assessment. Instead, such a provider may serve in the important role of coordinating the patient’s care with the assortment of other professionals with whom the patient may become involved.


DSM-5 Paraphilia Pedophilic Chronophilia Hebephilia Normophilic Forensic Domestic violence Fetishistic Voyeuristic 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Special Psychological Services, L.L.C.BloomfieldUSA

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