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Evaluation of the use of pharmacological treatment with prisoners experiencing high levels of hypersexual disorder

Winder, B. and Lievesley, R. and Elliott, H. and Hocken, K. and Faulkner, J. and Norman, C. and Kaul, A. (2017) Evaluation of the use of pharmacological treatment with prisoners experiencing high levels of hypersexual disorder. Journal of Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology, 29 (1). pp. 53-71. ISSN 1478-9949

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This paper presents an evaluation of the impact of pharmacological treatment in reducing hypersexual disorder in adult males who have been incarcerated following conviction for a sexual offence. The evaluation compares two types of pharmacological treatment, one of which is part of the current NICE guidance for treatment of hypersexuality (Antiandrogens), whilst the other type (SSRIs) is off-label use in the UK for hypersexuality. The participant pool comprised 127 adult male prisoners serving sentences for sexual offences in a UK prison. Participants had been voluntarily referred for pharmacological treatment to manage hypersexual disorder. The results demonstrated a significant reduction of hypersexual disorder pre- and post-medication and contribute to the evidence base for the use of pharmacological treatment with individuals for whom hypersexual disorder may be a salient factor in their offending. Limitations of the current research are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2017 Publisher/Copyright holder. This is an author produced version of a paper subsequently published in Taylor & Francis. Uploaded in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sexual offender treatment, anti-libidinal, SSRIs, anti-androgens, evaluation, hypersexuality
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: School of Social Science
Depositing User: Helen Elliott
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2018 08:20
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2018 01:02
URI: http://researchonline.bishopg.ac.uk/id/eprint/286

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