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Psychology and Law

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

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Psychodiagnostics of Sexual Awareness and of Interpersonal Interaction Attitudes in the Practice of Compulsory Treatment of Patients with Pedophilia and Comorbid Mental Disorders 167


Basinskaya I.A.
PhD in Medicine, Deputy Chief Medical, Oryel special intensive psychiatric care, Orel, Russia

Bezhenar N.V.
медицинский психолог 1 категории отдела психологической диагностики и коррекции , Oryol Specialized Intensive Care Psychiatric Hospital, Orel, Russia

Borisova T.Yu.
Medical Psychologist of the Department of Psychological Diagnostics and Correction, FSI "Oryol Mental Health Facility with Intensive Care", Orel, Russia

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.

Keywords: pedophilia, antiandrogens, psychotherapy, sexual awareness.

Column: Forensic and Clinical Psychology in Legal Context


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