DeClue, G. (2006). Paraphilia NOS (nonconsenting) and Antisocial Personality Disorder. Journal of Psychiatry and Law, 34, 495-514.

Analysis of the diagnostic criteria and text in the current Diagnostic Manual for Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR) leads the author to conclude that (1) Personality Disorders and Paraphilias are separate, independent diagnoses, (2) deviant sexuality need not be either obligatory or exclusive for a person to meet criteria for a diagnosis of Paraphilia NOS (nonconsenting), (3) either Antisocial Personality Disorder or Paraphilia NOS could serve as the qualifying disorder for civil commitment of a sexually violent predator (SVP), and (4) whether a person meets criteria for civil commitment as an SVP must be determined on a case-by-case basis rather than by cursorily considering the person’s psychiatric diagnosis.

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