Fast Five Quiz: Sexual Interest Disorders (Paraphilias)

Steve Soreff, MD


December 19, 2022

People with sexual interest disorders, also called paraphilic disorders, are often reluctant to seek treatment, even for routine healthcare. Their concerns about discussing this issue are based on various factors, including shame, fear of criminal exposure, and guilt.

These patients may be challenging to interview because of their hesitancy to openly share information with the interviewer. This makes the condition potentially difficult to diagnose and patients possibly harder to care for. How much do you know about this often neglected and confusing topic, which touches on many practice areas? Test your knowledge of sexual interest disorders with this short quiz.


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