spo patients

Nurses General Nursing


hi does anyone know any website where i can find info on dealing with sexually preoccupied patients? thanks guys


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leslie :-D

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gosh laker, i really tried.

there's not a heck of a lot out there.

here's a few, but don't know if this is what you are looking for.




and there is one that i had to save to my desktop in order to open it.

it's a comprehensive article from 3/98...let me know if you want it?


Specializes in CAMHS, acute psych,.

I couldn't find out what SPO means (sexually preoccupied patient?). Also, it would be helpful to know the gender, age, diagnosis, any comorbidities and medications. For example, if this is a challenging behaviour from a dementia patient there are a range of different possibilities to try out. That said, here are a few possibilities I found:

Miller, B.L., Cummings, J.L., McIntyre, H., Ebers, G. & Grode, M., 1986, Hypersexuality or altered sexual preference following brain injury, J Neurology, Neurosurgery, & Psychiatry, 49: 867-873

Friedrich, W.N., Urquiza, A.J., & Beilke, R.L.,1986, Behavior Problems in Sexually Abused Young Children, J Pediatric Psychology 11(1): 47-57

Nestelbaum, Z., Siris, S.G., Rifkin, A., Klar, H. & Reardon, G.T., 1986, Exacerbation of schizophrenia associated with amantadine, Amer J Psychiatry, 143: 1170-1171

Levitsky, A.M., Owens, N. J, 1999, Pharmacologic Treatment of Hypersexuality and Paraphilias in Nursing Home Residents, J Amer Geriatrics Soc, 47(2): 231-234,

Bradford, J.M.W., 2001, The Neurobiology, Neuropharmacology, and Pharmacological Treatment of the Paraphilias and Compulsive Sexual Behaviour, Canadian J Psychiatry, February 2001, 46(1): 26-34

Kaňovský, P., Bareš, M., Pohanka M. & Rektor, I., 2002, Penile erections and hypersexuality induced by pergolide treatment in advanced, fluctuating Parkinson's disease,J Neurology, 249(1): 112-114

Best wishes

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