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Preliminary evaluation of the use of pharmacological treatment with convicted sexual offenders experiencing high levels of sexual preoccupation, hypersexuality and/or sexual compulsivity

Winder, B. and Lievesley, R. and Kaul, A. and Elliott, H. and Thorne, K. and Hocken, K. (2014) Preliminary evaluation of the use of pharmacological treatment with convicted sexual offenders experiencing high levels of sexual preoccupation, hypersexuality and/or sexual compulsivity. Journal of Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology, 25 (2). pp. 176-194. ISSN 1478-9949

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Abstract

The current study presents the preliminary evaluation of the impact of pharmacological treatment (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors and anti-androgens) on hypersexuality, sexual preoccupation and sexual compulsivity. The participant pool comprised 64 convicted UK sexual offenders who had been voluntarily referred for pharmacological treatment to reduce their hypersexual arousal, 51 of whom agreed to take the medication (with a further five individuals on hold or under assessment at the time of data extraction). The preliminary findings were very encouraging; analysis on measures assessing sexual preoccupation, hypersexuality and sexual compulsivity indicated a significant reduction between pre- and post-medication, across both types of medication. Limitations of the current research are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2014 Taylor & Francis. This is an author produced version of a paper subsequently published in Journal of Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology. 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: 20 Apr 2018 13:37
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2018 13:37
URI: http://researchonline.bishopg.ac.uk/id/eprint/288

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