nosophilia

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nosophilia

[‚näs·ə′fil·ē·ə]
(psychology)
A morbid desire to be sick.
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It is thought that the erotic attraction is due to the "damaged wiring" of the sensory cortex of the right parietal lobe and is not considered a paraphilia (Hilti et al.
Importantly, patients with this disorder may present with comorbid psychiatric conditions, including anxiety and mood disorders, substance-use disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, personality disorders and paraphilias.
In fact, the majority of the behaviors that did not show a significant change in ratings after the class are paraphilias which by definition are atypical forms of sexual expression, and which we included as forms of control.
was not a generally accepted diagnosis in the mental health community, did not fit within the DSM definition of paraphilia, lacked diagnostic criteria and could not be consistently defined; that normal adults may find adolescents arousing; and that articles offered by the government to support a hebephilia diagnosis were not legitimate peer-reviewed research.
Mr Turner said Hwang was currently undergoing treatment for a condition called paraphilia in which sufferers derive pleasure from viewing the sexual practices or nudity of unsuspecting victims.
Linking castration with submission and servitude is particularly prevalent among individuals with castration paraphilia (Johnson et al.
But his barrister Raglan Ashton told a judge that he wanted the lecturer to undergo psychiatric tests to determine whether he was suffering from a condition called paraphilia, in which sufferers derive pleasure from viewing the sexual practices or nudity of unsuspecting victims.
actually have a paraphilia at all, or are they just antisocial and opportunistic, preying on children?
One deals with trans-sexualism, which he admits is neither a paraphilia nor a sexual crime, but is included because it has so much in common with them.
Moreover, Iowa Congressman Steve King stated on the House floor that the bill would also cover 547 types of paraphilia, which is obsession with unusual sexual practices.
And advocate Allan Nicol believes he suffered from paraphilia - the need for abnormal stimulus to achieve sexual arousal or orgasm.