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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 87-88

Pedophilic Disorder: A Case Report

1 Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, IGIMS, Patna, India
2 Professor & HOD, Department of Psychiatry, IGIMS, Patna, India
3 Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, IGIMS, Patna, India

Correspondence Address:
Niska Sinha
Department of Psychiatry, IGIMS, Patna
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

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Pedophilic disorder is a paraphilic disorder in a person atleast 16 years or older and is characterised by sexual fantasies and attraction to children who have not yet attained puberty. These fantasies are acted upon causing marked distress or interpersonal difficulties in patient and risks the child victims well being, negatively affecting their psychosocial development. It remains a challenge for clinicians and researchers in terms of under reporting and effective treatment measures. In the present case we report a case with this disorder in order to better understand this clinical construct.

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