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Authors: Andreas De Block and Pieter R. Adriaens

Title: Pathologizing Sexual Deviance

Subtitle: A History

Journal: The Journal of Sex Research

Volume: 50

Issue: 3-4

Year: 2013

Pages: 276-298

ISSN: 0022-4499 – Find a Library: WordCat | eISSN: 1559-8519 – Find a Library: WordCat

Language: English

Keywords: 19th Century, 20th Century | European History, U.S. History | Research: History of Psychiatry, History of Psychoanalysis



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Authors:

Pieter Adriaens, Centrum voor Logica en Analytische Wijsbegeerte (Centre for Logic and Analytical Philosophy), Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Catholic University of Leuven)

Andreas De Block, Centrum voor Logica en Analytische Wijsbegeerte (Centre for Logic and Analytical Philosophy), Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Catholic University of Leuven)

Abstract: »This article provides a historical perspective on how both American and European psychiatrists have conceptualized and categorized sexual deviance throughout the past 150 years. During this time, quite a number of sexual preferences, desires, and behaviors have been pathologized and depathologized at will, thus revealing psychiatry's constant struggle to distinguish mental disorder—in other words, the "perversions," "sexual deviations," or "paraphilias"—from immoral, unethical, or illegal behavior. This struggle is apparent in the works of 19th- and early-20th-century psychiatrists and sexologists, but it is also present in the more recent psychiatric textbooks and diagnostic manuals, such as the consecutive editions of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). While much of the historical literature revolves around the controversy over homosexuality, this article also reviews the recent medicohistorical and sociohistorical work on other forms of sexual deviance, including the diagnostic categories listed in the latest edition, the DSM-IV-TR: exhibitionism, voyeurism, fetishism, frotteurism, pedophilia, sexual masochism, sexual sadism, and transvestic fetishism.« (Source: Journal of Sex Research)

Contents:

  Introduction (p. 276)
  Early Modern Psychiatry and the Perversions (1850-1950) (p. 277)
  Before Krafft-Ebing: The Sexual Instinct and its Deviations (p. 278)
  Richard Von Krafft-Ebing's Psychopathia Sexualis (1886) (p. 280)
  Freud, Psychoanalysis, and the Perversions (p. 281)
  Early European and American Sexology and its Relation to Psychiatry (p. 283)
  Sexual Deviance and the DSM (1952-2000) (p. 284)
  The Early DSM and the Sexual Deviations (p. 285)
  Homosexuality: A Crucial Controversy (p. 287)
  On Being Consistent (p. 289)
  DSM-5, Paraphilias, and Paraphilic Disorders (p. 292)
  Conclusion (p. 293)
  References (p. 295)

Wikipedia: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: Paraphilia, Perversion; Richard von Krafft-Ebing