Paraphilic disorders are a heterogeneous group of deviant sexual interests listed within the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5). Some of these are more statistically common, such as pedophilia, and others are statistically rarer by comparison, such as necrophilia (sexual attraction to corpses). The research on the treatment of paraphilic disorders tends to focus on pedophilia, to the exclusion of other types of paraphilic disorders, and consequently almost nothing is known about the treatment of frotteurism (sexual arousal from rubbing one’s genital area against a nonconsenting person), an extremely underresearched paraphilic disorder. Treatment for paraphilic disorders can be broadly separated into two categories: (1) psychological and (2) pharmacological. Much of the evidence base for the psychological treatment of paraphilic disorders ...

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