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Mental disorders in a forensic sample of sexual offenders

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LEUE, Anja, Bernd BORCHARD, Jürgen HOYER, 2004. Mental disorders in a forensic sample of sexual offenders. In: European Psychiatry. 19(3), pp. 123-130. ISSN 0924-9338. eISSN 1778-3585. Available under: doi: 10.1016/j.eurpsy.2003.08.001

@article{Leue2004Menta-46083, title={Mental disorders in a forensic sample of sexual offenders}, year={2004}, doi={10.1016/j.eurpsy.2003.08.001}, number={3}, volume={19}, issn={0924-9338}, journal={European Psychiatry}, pages={123--130}, author={Leue, Anja and Borchard, Bernd and Hoyer, Jürgen} }

Leue, Anja Objective. – The present study examined the prevalence of DSM IV axis I disorders and DSM IV personality disorders among sexual offenders in Forensic State Hospitals in Germany.<br /><br />Method. – Current and lifetime prevalence rates of mental disorders were investigated based on clinical structured interviews among sexual offenders (n = 55). Additionally, subgroups were analyzed on the basis of diagnostic research criteria, with 30 sexual offenders classified as paraphiliacs and 25 sexual offenders as having an impulse control disorder (without paraphilia).<br /><br />Results. – Anxiety disorders, mood disorders, and substance use disorders were common among sexual offenders, as were cluster B and cluster C personality disorders. While social phobia was most common among paraphilic sexual offenders, major depression was most prevalent in impulse control disordered sexual offenders.<br /><br />Conclusion. – The results replicate recent findings of high psychiatric morbidity in sexual offenders placed in forensic facilities. Furthermore, differential patterns of co-morbid mental disorders were found in paraphiliacs and impulse control disordered sexual offenders. With regard to an effective therapy and relapse prevention co-morbid mental disorders should be a greater focus in the assessment of subgroups of sexual offenders. Mental disorders in a forensic sample of sexual offenders 2019-06-25T08:56:30Z 2004 2019-06-25T08:56:30Z Hoyer, Jürgen Borchard, Bernd Hoyer, Jürgen Borchard, Bernd eng Leue, Anja

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