Pedophilia-Social Shame at present


  • Dipankar Maiti
  • Victoria Sarvand



Preadolescent, Child pornography, DSM-5, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, POCSO


Presently in the society main pathetic and cruel news is sexual harassment as well as molestation towards children, girls,
women even old age people also. By keeping this concept to make people aware have taken this initiation to put light
on a very interesting topic i.e. Pedophilia. Pedophilia is a type of illness in conventional usage, a psychosexual disorder,
commonly affecting adults, manifested by sexual interest in preteen children or attempts to engage in sexual acts with
prepubescent children. The word pedophilia originates from the Greek παῖς, παιδός (paîs, paidós) means “child”, and
φιλία (philía), “friendly love” or “friendship”. The term paedophilia erotica was thought up in an 1886 article by the
Viennese psychiatrist Richard von Krafft-Ebing. According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders,
fourth edition text revised the fantasies, sexual urges or behaviors must cause clinically significant distress or impairment
in social, occupational or other important areas of daily functioning. Some psychological treatment ways for treating this
disease are Cognitive-behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Neurobiological Interventions etc.

Author Biographies

  • Dipankar Maiti

    Nursing Tutor, Sushrutha College of Nursing, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka, India

  • Victoria Sarvand

     Professor & HOD, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecological Nursing, Adichunchanagiri College of Nursing, Adichunchanagiri University, B.G. Nagara, Mandya, Karnataka, India




How to Cite

Pedophilia-Social Shame at present. (2022). International Journal of Psychiatric Nursing , 9(1), 15-20.