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Follow-up of 11 XYY males with impulsive and/or sex-offending behaviour

  • Claus Wiedeking (a1), John Money (a1) and Paul Walker (a1)
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Eleven behaviourally abnormal XYY males who had been treated in a structured combined programme of antiandrogen medication and counselling were followed up 1 year after cessation of the programme. Behavioural ratings were made in each of 5 categories: assault against people, destructiveness against things, threatening behaviour, stealing, and self-harming. On examining the follow-up findings, therapeutic success appeared questionable.

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1Address for correspondence: Dr Claus Wiedeking, Neurologische Klinik der Universität, Robert-Koch-Str. 40, 3400 Göttingen, West Germany.
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