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Guidelines for penile plethysmography (PPG) usage

  • Julian Fuller (a1)
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I should like to draw to the attention of psychiatric colleagues the guidelines for the use of PPG assessments. These were produced by a working group of forensic psychologists drawn from the special hospitals, NHS regional and district forensic services, the Prison Department and youth treatment centres.

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