chapter  9
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Applied analytic work in forensic settings: the understanding and treatment of paedophilia

ByHEATHER WOOD

Paedophilia is de®ned as a mental health problem by both of the major classi®catory systems in use in mental health, ICD-10 (WHO, 1994) and DSM-IV (American Psychiatric Association, 2000), yet psychological treatments for this disorder and theoretical models of the condition are not well established. NHS services for such patients are patchy.