Medicine And The Media

“Beyond Love”

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6972.135 (Published 14 January 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:135
  1. David Cook

    The different forms of sexual deviancy are sometimes referred to collectively as the paraphilias, and the title of this Equinox programme is a translation of that word. The programme itself used a well established format: several experts, in this case mainly psychiatrists, talk to camera about the subject in question. Their contributions are cut and mixed, and an editorial voice over then weaves their comments to-gether in an effort to give due emphasis to the different strands of opinion. Here we were concerned with the biological, psychological, and social factors important in the development of these aberrant behaviours and the narrative ran approximately along developmental lines. Thus chromosomal abnormalities, intrauterine life, early mother-infant interaction, …

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