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The paraphilias, obsessive compulsive spectrum disorder, and the treatment of sexually deviant behaviour.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10457546     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The paraphilias have been mostly ignored by psychiatry, even though psychiatrists are ideally suited to treat and diagnose these disorders by virtue of their medical and psychological training. The sexual deviations require an understanding of both biological and psychological causation and skills in psychological and pharmacological treatments. More recently the Supreme Court of the United States in Kansas v Hendricks (1997) upheld the constitutionality of the civil commitment of sexually deviant individuals for psychiatric treatment. As the various states adopt statutes based on Hendricks, psychiatry will be forced to take an active interest in the diagnosis and the management of the paraphilias. This paper outlines briefly where the field is in the understanding of the natural history, diagnosis, and treatment of the paraphilias.
J M Bradford
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Psychiatric quarterly     Volume:  70     ISSN:  0033-2720     ISO Abbreviation:  Psychiatr Q     Publication Date:  1999  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-10-21     Completed Date:  1999-10-21     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376465     Medline TA:  Psychiatr Q     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  209-19     Citation Subset:  IM    
Forensic Program, Royal Ottawa Hospital, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Commitment of Mentally Ill / legislation & jurisprudence*
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder / diagnosis,  psychology,  therapy*
Paraphilias / diagnosis,  psychology,  therapy*
Sex Offenses / legislation & jurisprudence*
Treatment Outcome
United States

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