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Title: Personality disorders in a sample of paraphilic and nonparaphilic child molesters
Authors: Bogaerts, Stefan ×
Daalder, Annelies
Vanheule, Stijn
Desmet, Mattias
Leeuw, Frans #
Issue Date: Feb-2008
Publisher: Sage publications inc
Series Title: International journal of offender therapy and comparative criminology vol:52 issue:1 pages:21-30
Abstract: This article renders the results of research that investigated personality disorders in a sample of paraphilic and nonparaphilic child molesters. The sample contained 36 paraphilic child molesters and a matched comparison group of 34 nonparaphilic child molesters. The analyses of the research results show that four personality disorders discriminate between both groups. Only the obsessive- compulsive personality disorder contributes significantly to the explanation of paraphilic child molestation. This result also contributes to the development and differentiation of the treatment of paraphilia-related disorders. For several child molesters, psychological approaches to the treatment of sexual offending (e.g., cognitive-behavioral treatment, psychotherapy in general) are limited and cannot be expected to immediately reduce risk. Interest has been expressed in medical approaches to reduce recidivism, in combination with psychotherapy.
ISSN: 0306-624X
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Research Unit Criminal Law and Criminology
× corresponding author
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