Psychodiagnostics of Sexual Awareness and of Interpersonal Interaction Attitudes in the Practice of Compulsory Treatment of Patients with Pedophilia and Comorbid Mental Disorders

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Abstract

This article presents the results of a study that assesses the dynamics of the parameters of sexual awareness in mentally sick patients (sexual criminals with pedophilia and comobrid mental disorders in the process of compulsory treatment). 52 patients were examined before and after the course of treatment (psychopharmacological effect combined with antiandrogens and cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy); among which there are 32 subjects with heterosexual pedophilia, 11 subjects - with homosexual pedophilia, 9 subjects - with bisexual pedophilia; 22 subjects (43,3 %) diagnosed with schizophrenia, 18 subjects (34,6%) - with organic personality disorder, 12 subjects (23%) - with mild mental retardation. Methods used: “MiF” - a modified gender identity test; “TsTO” - “Color Test”; "Coding"; Vagner Test (a computer version of the HAND test) and the Drawing Test “Man. Woman. Child». The identified changes make it possible to detect actual targets for psychotherapeutic intervention and can be taken into account when determining the risk of recidivism and of patients’ danger degree.

General Information

Keywords: pedophilia, antiandrogens, psychotherapy, sexual awareness.

Journal rubric: Forensic and Clinical Psychology in Legal Context

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/psylaw.2020100103

For citation: Basinskaya I.A., Bezhenar N.V., Borisova T.Y. Psychodiagnostics of Sexual Awareness and of Interpersonal Interaction Attitudes in the Practice of Compulsory Treatment of Patients with Pedophilia and Comorbid Mental Disorders [Elektronnyi resurs]. Psikhologiya i pravo = Psychology and Law, 2020. Vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 30–43. DOI: 10.17759/psylaw.2020100103. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Information About the Authors

Irina A. Basinskaya, PhD in Medicine, Chief Physician, Orel Psychiatric Hospital of a Specialized Type with Intensive Supervision, Assistant Professor of the Department of Psychiatry and Neurology, Orel State University named after I.S. Turgenev ”(Orel), Orel, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3445-9285, e-mail: opbstin@ya.ru

Nataliya V. Bezhenar, Medical Psychologist, Orel Psychiatric Hospital of a Specialized Type with Intensive Supervision, Orel, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4530-9103, e-mail: natali.bejenar@yandex.ru

Tatyana Y. Borisova, Medical Psychologist, Orel Psychiatric Hospital of a Specialized Type with Intensive Supervision, Orel, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5918-9034, e-mail: tat-logvinova@yandex.ru

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