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What Happened to Hypersexual Disorder?

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The author was a member of the Paraphilias subworkgroup of the Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders Work Group for DSM-5.

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Kafka, M.P. What Happened to Hypersexual Disorder?. Arch Sex Behav 43, 1259–1261 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10508-014-0326-y

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