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

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Winder, B., Lievesley, R., Elliott, H., Hocken, K., Faulkner, J., Norman, C., Kaul, A. and Swaby, H. 2017. Evaluation of the use of pharmacological treatment with prisoners experiencing high levels of hypersexual disorder. Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology. 29 (1), pp. 1-31. https://doi.org/10.1080/14789949.2017.1337801
AuthorsWinder, B., Lievesley, R., Elliott, H., Hocken, K., Faulkner, J., Norman, C., Kaul, A. and Swaby, H.
Abstract

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.

Keywordssexual offender treatment ; anti-libidinal ; anti-androgens
Year2017
JournalJournal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology
Journal citation29 (1), pp. 1-31
PublisherRoutledge - Taylor and Francis
ISSN1478-9957
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/14789949.2017.1337801
Web address (URL)https://core.ac.uk/download/217261832.pdf
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Publication dates21 Jun 2017
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Deposited10 Mar 2023
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