When do I need help?
If you agreed with one or more of the above statements, this guide can help you reflect on and find ways to manage actions that feel are problematic.
Taking other problems into consideration
Sexual interest in children can also be associated with other problems. For example, feelings of shame are common in people who have a sexual interest in children. Different symptoms of depression and anxiety are also common.
Stress, anxiety, and fear can be risk factors for failing to control your behaviour.
A person who is sexually interested in children may feel that their actions do not matter at all because people hate them and people like them anyway. Remember that sexual preferences and acting on them are two completely different things.