Abusers: Power and Control The Power and Control Wheel of Domestic Violence is a way of looking at the behavior abusers might use to get and keep control in their relationships. It is not necessary for an abuser to use every tactic in the wheel for it to be abuse.
The word pedophilia is derived from the Greek words for love ( philia ) and young children ( pedeiktos ). Pedophilia is defined as a persistent sexual interest in prepubescent children, reflected in recurrent thoughts, fantasies, urges, sexual arousal, or behavior. In its strongest form, pedophilia reflects an exclusive sexual preference for prepubescent children, in which the pedophilic individual has no sexual interest in adults.
Collecting and viewing child pornography, enticing or eliciting children in participating in sexual activities, fantasizing about pubescent children.
researchers believe that Pedophilia begins in adolescents.
A pedophile is often very socially attractive to the children who are potential victims. Some pedophiles lurk in area’s where there is high volumes of children such as parks, schools, and other community areas. Some pedophiles limit there scope to either same sex, opposite sex, or both. Pedophiles can also limit there scope to just a child family member, or a range of different children usually from the age of 13 and under. A pediphile who admits to his or her disorder may discuss the sexual fantasies and activites performed with his victims.
The DSM-IVTR does list Pedophilia as a mental disorder you can find it under 302.2 (sexual disorders) the diagnosis is as follows:
Over a period of at least six months, the affected person experiences recurrent, intense and sexually arousing fantasies, sexual urges or actual behaviors involving sexual activity with a prepubescent child or children aged 13 or younger.
The fantasies, sexual urges or behaviors cause clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational or other important areas of daily functioning.
The affected person must be at least age sixteen and be at least five years older than the child or children who are the objects or targets of attention or sexual activity.
The most common form of treatment is psychotherapy
Some medications are used: female hormones (medroxyprogesterone acetate) luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone triptorelin (Trelstar), leuprolide acetate, and goserelin acetate
The prognosis of successfully ending pedophilic habits among persons who practice pedophilia is not favorable. Pedophiles have a high rate of recidivism; that is, they tend to repeat their acts often over time.