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Letter to the Editor

A Case of Late-Onset Pedophilia and Response to Sertraline

Naren Prahlada Rao, MBBS; Prabhat K. Chand, MD, DNB; and Pratima Murthy, DPM, MD

Published: June 15, 2007

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Sir: Pedophilia is a psychiatric disorder in a person at least16 year old that is characterized by sexually arousing fantasies,sexual urges, or behaviors involving sexual activity with a prepubescentchild (aged 13 years or younger).1 These fantasies areacted out and cause marked distress or interpersonal difficulties.Pedophilia is a common and often overlooked syndrome that risks the child victim’s well-being and further psychosocial developmentand adaptive functioning.

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