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I have POCD

I sometimes have severe OCD, Pedophilic type with derealization and lack of insight/delusional beliefs and nightmares.

It's OCD, it's not the same as Pedophilic Disorder, please don't stigmatize me 😐

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Questioning the accuracy of the diagnostic criteria for Pedophilic Disorder

If puberty starts at between ages 10 and 14 in girls, and 12 and 16 for boys, why is the diagnostic criteria for Pedophilic Disorder is sexual attraction for older adolescents is ages 13 and under? Shouldn't diagnostic criteria for Pedophilic Disorder be is when an older adolescent has sexual attraction to people aged 9 and under for girls, and under 12 for boys?

Because when you hit puberty, you are no longer prepubescent child anymore. But, at age 10 and 12, you are still too young to have adult relationships. It can be called Pedophilic Disorder, Hebophillic type, by empathizing that at ages 10 and 12 are pubescent, but depending on how an older adolescent has sexual attraction to those ages can be abnormal.

I have been wondering if I am correct that it is normal for older adolescents or adults to be sexually attracted to people who are on or past puberty.

I am sorry that I asked, the diagnostic criteria for Pedophilic Disorder is slightly confusing, because for girls, at age 10, you are on puberty, and age 12 for boys, you are on puberty.

Sources:

medlineplus.gov/puberty.html

www.gracepointwellness.org/98-sexual-disorders/article/571-p...