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How is paraphilia treated?

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Most cases of paraphilia are treated with counseling and therapy to help the person change their behavior. Medications may help curb the compulsiveness of paraphilia and make deviant sexual fantasies and behaviors happen less often. In some cases, hormones are prescribed to lower the person's sex drive.

SOURCES:

Merck Manual Home Health Handbook: "Paraphilias."

Mayo Clinic: "Compulsive sexual behavior."

Medscape: "Paraphilias."

MedicineNet: "Paraphilia."

 

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on August 28, 2020

SOURCES:

Merck Manual Home Health Handbook: "Paraphilias."

Mayo Clinic: "Compulsive sexual behavior."

Medscape: "Paraphilias."

MedicineNet: "Paraphilia."

 

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on August 28, 2020

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