Archives of Sexual Behavior

, Volume 43, Issue 7, pp 1241–1243 | Cite as

How Anomalous Are Paraphilic Interests?

Commentary on DSM-5


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversité du Québec à Trois-RivièresTrois-RivièresCanada
  2. 2.Philippe-Pinel Institute of MontrealMontrealCanada

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