Treatment for youth paraphilic disorders: opportunities to reduce harm

Date

2017

Authors

Kasinathan, John

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Sage Publications Inc

Abstract

Objective: To outline current understanding and recommended treatments for paraphilic or sexual deviant disorders in adolescents and youth. Method: An overview of the diagnosis, development and scope of paraphilic disorders. Evidence and an algorithm for pharmacological treatments in youth are outlined. Results: Paraphilic disorders are relatively common in adolescents and youth, with fantasies and urges preceding the onset of deviant behaviour by a handful of years. Research in youth is sparse, but the available evidence supports that paraphilic disorders respond favourably to psychological and pharmacological treatments. Conclusions: The detection of paraphilic disorders in adolescents and youth presents a window of opportunity, where treatment may be provided before deviant behaviour occurs, potentially reducing the future incidence of sexual abuse.

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paraphilic disorders, sexual deviance, adolescents, youth, biological treatment

Citation

Source

Australasian Psychiatry

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Journal article

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DOI

10.1177/1039856216679541

Restricted until

2099-12-31