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Pedophilia, Minor-Attracted Persons, and the DSM:
Issues and Controversies
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Each speaker at the symposium has selected a paper to be suggested for background reading related to his or her presentation. Please see the Symposium Program for those references. This page provides a selection of additional references that may be helpful to people who want to delve deeper into the issues and controversies of pedophilia, minor-attracted persons, and the DSM. This is only a small selection. For yet deeper research, see the bibliographies listed below.
Official Publications of the APA and the WHO
Pedophilia, Section 302.2, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, American Psychiatric Association, 2000 (Fourth Edition, Text Revision) (DSM IV-TR)
Revision Underway by the APA
DSM-5: The Future of Psychiatric Diagnosis, American Psychiatric Association
Publications of DSM-5 Paraphilias Subworkgroup MembersKafka, Martin P., Sexual Offender Assessment: DSM-5 proposals modifying diagnostic criteria for paraphilias and related disorders at Conference of Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, October 20, 2010: Video, slides
Blanchard, Ray, The Fertility of Hebephiles and the Adaptationist Argument against Including Hebephilia in DSM-5, Archives of Sexual Behavior, V 39, #4, 817-818, February 20, 2010
Blanchard, Ray, The DSM Diagnostic Criteria for Pedophilia, Archives of Sexual Behavior, September 16, 2009
Blanchard, Ray, Reply to Letters Regarding Pedophilia, Hebephilia, and the DSM-V, Archives of Sexual Behavior, V 38, #3, 331-334, June 2009
Blanchard, Ray, et al., Pedophilia, Hebephilia, and the DSM-V, Archives of Sexual Behavior, V 38, #3, 335-350, June 2009
Independent Support for DSM-5 Proposed RevisionWhile critics of the proposals abound, there have been fewer peer-reviewed papers supporting the proposed changes that were not written by members of the Paraphilias Subworkgroup themselves or by APA officials. We ask that anyone who knows of such a paper, please advise us so it can be listed here.
Seto, Michael C., Child Pornography Use and Internet Solicitation in the Diagnosis of Pedophilia, Archives of Sexual Behavior, V 39, #3, 591-593, February 25, 2010
Criticism of DSM-5 Proposed RevisionWollert, Richard and Cramer, Elliot, Sampling Extreme Groups Invalidates Research on the Paraphilias: Implications for DSM-5 and Sex Offender Risk Assessments, Behavioral Sciences and the Law, July 2011
See also comments on this research by Allen Frances and by Karen Franklin.
Kinderman, Peter, et al., Response to the American Psychiatric Association: DSM-5 Development, British Psychological Society, June 2011
Critical Appraisals of the Proposed DSM-5 Paraphilia Diagnoses, Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, April 2011
Introduction by Richard B. Krueger, plus
Frances, Allen and First, Michael, Hebephilia Is Not a Mental Disorder in DSM-IV-TR and Should Not Become One in DSM-5, Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, 39:78-85, 2011
Moser, Charles, Problems with Ascertainment, Archives of Sexual Behavior, V 39, #6, 1225-1227, July 23, 2010
Green, Richard, Sexual Preference for 14-Year-Olds as a Mental Disorder: You Canít Be Serious!!, Archives of Sexual Behavior, March 4, 2010
Hinderliter, Andrew C., Defining Paraphilia: Excluding Exclusion, Open Access Journal of Forensic Psychology, V 2, p 241-272, 2010
From B4U-ACTKramer, Richard, APA Guidelines Ignored in Development of Diagnostic Criteria for Pedohebephilia, Archives of Sexual Behavior, V 40, #2, 233-235, October 30, 2010
B4U-ACT Participates in Conference Call with DSM Revision Officials, B4U-ACT news release, June 12, 2010
B4U-ACT Representatives Attend APA Annual Meeting, B4U-ACT news release, May 27, 2010
B4U-ACT Urges DSM-V Paraphilias Subworkgroup to Participate in Meeting, B4U-ACT news release, March 1, 2010
Melsheimer, Michael; Kramer, Richard; and Andriette, William, Letter to DSM committee on the paraphilias, December 5, 2009
Popular Press on the DSM-5Inside the Battle to Define Mental Illness, Wired, December 27, 2010
Revision to the bible of psychiatry, DSM, could introduce new mental disorders, Washington Post, February 10, 2010
Revising Book on Disorders of the Mind, New York Times, February 10, 2010
Revising the book on mental illness, Los Angeles Times, February 10, 2010
Psychiatry's civil war, New Scientist, December 11, 2009
Background on the series leading up to the DSM-5:
BibliographiesThe following present collections of references relevant to the DSM-5 proposals for the paraphilias.
Franklin, Karen, Hebephilia controversy
Hinderliter, Andrew C., DSM-5 Paraphilias Bibliography
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