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

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Winder, B., Lievesley, R., Kaul, A., Elliott, H.J., Thorne, K., Hocken, K. and Swaby, H. 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 and Psychology. 25 (2). https://doi.org/10.1080/14789949.2014.903504
AuthorsWinder, B., Lievesley, R., Kaul, A., Elliott, H.J., Thorne, K., Hocken, K. and Swaby, H.
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.

Keywordssexual offender treatment ; hypersexuality ; anti-androgens
Year2014
JournalJournal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology
Journal citation25 (2)
PublisherRoutledge - Taylor and Francis
ISSN1478-9957
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/14789949.2014.903504
Web address (URL)https://bgro.repository.guildhe.ac.uk/id/eprint/288/7/Elliott_PreliminaryEvaluationOf_2014.pdf
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Publication dates07 Apr 2014
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Accepted08 Mar 2014
Deposited10 Mar 2023
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