So here is an interesting story I recently got reminded of, that I think might be interesting to some.
A couple of months ago, I stumbled upon a clip from Dr. Phill show, about two parents, who discovered that their son is a pedophile.
Apparently, they realized that because he told them, admitting to having all sorts of sadistic sexual fantasies and fantasies about his siblings, and even admitting to sexually exploiting a child. There were also many “red flags” before that happened, that something is wrong.
On the Dr. Phil show, the “expert” instantly said, that the problem their son has is hypersexuality.
“Psychologist Says Early Developmental Trauma May Lead To Hypersexualized Behavior In Adolescents”
So they sent him into a program that was designed to cure him our of his hypersexuality, but that has naturally failed.
The mother of this teenager has a youtube channel, where she documented her situation. Her recent video was made 3 days ago.
I’ve seen a couple of her videos back when I discovered this situation for the first time. This video, however, is the most crucial one:
I’m not qualified to make any diagnosis but based on my knowledge, and the results of QEEG Report she states, it seems that the real issue this teenager has, is psychopathy (or antisocial personality disorder in DSM-5 terms), which she constantly confused with pedophilia and even autism at one point. Quite understandable considering the stressful situation that she has been.
Of course, the new treatments they assigned this kid to, were unsuccessful as well. Not surprising considering the potential of misdiagnosis.
But in one of her recent live streams, she said that her son is during a program, that does have results. In the timespan of a couple of those weeks, she made a lot of improvements in her knowledge about pedophilia and personality disorders. This specific part of the video is interesting (15-18 minute):
“He generally gets thoughts and urges only around people that he’s around regularly and so, um, is it fair to say he is a pedophile? I don’t know, because if he’s not around these people, then he doesn’t have the thoughts, and urges (…) so maybe if we could just keep him around same-age peers and older then you know, he would live a very different life.”
In this part (22:40 - 23:36)
She talks about the chemical castration, that they’ve tried it during the first treatment (I think she refers to the one prescribed by Dr. Phils “expert”), but that it didn’t yield desirable effects. And she claims that physical castration doesn’t prevent someone from not harming you, making a reasonable stance on the propositions of such solution, calling it “careless” and making a case, that it’s illogical to even consider such an option.
I find this story to be a good example, of why it’s important to share information about what pedophilia exactly is and isn’t, to avoid such misconceptions from happening, and to put people through the correct treatment. She seems to be a very lovely person, and perhaps if she was better equipped with the knowledge about the topic early on, that would save her a lot of stress.
So I’m sharing it in case of someone finding it helpful or interesting.