Saturday, August 21, 2010

Defining Paraphilia: Excluding Exclusion

I am pleased to announce the publication of my paper Defining Paraphilia: Excluding Exclusion, published in the Open Access Journal of Forensic Psychology. This is the first of my peer reviewed articles on DSM-5. Also, because it is an open access journal, you don't need to have a library with a subscription.

Abstract: The development of the classification of the paraphilias is considered, with emphasis on justifications for their inclusion in DSM-III in light of the declassification of homosexuality. These justifications are found to be tenuous and do not work for the paraphilias in DSM-III-R because of changes made. Rationale for these changes is discussed based on inquires made to DSM-III-R paraphilias committee members. Changes in DSM-IV and DSM-IV-TR are also discussed. After considering and critiquing more recent arguments for including the paraphilias in the DSM, recommendations are made regarding proposals for DSM-5, whether the paraphilias belong in the DSM, and whether they should be used in SVP commitment.


Anonymous said...

Congrats on your publication!
The article is a bit long, but very readable, even for people outside the field of psychology, such as myself.
Onwards and upwards!


Martin said...

Congrats on the publication! And the letter to the Archives of Sexual Behavior too. Both are very interesting.

ACH said...

Yeah, the article ended up being longer than I was wanting, but I had a lot of ground I wanted to cover. I'm glad that both of you liked it. Be sure to share it with all your friends! :-P