nosophilia

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nosophilia

[‚näs·ə′fil·ē·ə]
(psychology)
A morbid desire to be sick.
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107) However, the courts usually find this diagnosis falls within the Act because there is widespread acceptance that paraphilia is a mental disorder and the men who have it have life-long deviant sexual behavior.
DISCUSSION: The term paraphilia is a combination of the words para, meaning beyond the usual, and philia, meaning love (1).
Hypersexual desire in males: An operational definition and clinical implications for men with paraphilias and paraphilia-related disorders.
The appeals court affirmed The court found that the inmate was "in the custody of the Bureau of Prisons" (BOP) when the civil commitment proceeding was instituted, the inmate had been diagnosed with pedophilia, and with paraphilia characterized by hebephilia and therefore suffered from a "serious mental illness, abnormality, or disorder," as required for him to be subject to civil commitment.
Students were assessed using exams, reaction papers, a research paper, and a group presentation of an assigned paraphilia.
The focus is on paraphilia and transsexualism, two sexual dysfunctions that receive relatively little attention in canon law, especially as regards their potential impact on marriage capacity and marriage nullity.
This result contrasts sharply with Mazur and Michael (1992) in their follow-up investigation with 10 adolescents who had offended sexually, where they found that none of the participants met diagnostic criteria for a paraphilia.
As potentially provocative and disturbing as it is lucid and rational, White's contribution points to the importance of acknowledging love in paraphilia in order to address it more effectively.