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Letter to the Editor

A Relapse in Pedophilic Sex Offending and Subsequent Suicide Attempt During Luteinizing Hormone-Releasing Hormone Treatment

Peer Briken, Andreas Hill, and Wolfgang Berner

Published: October 15, 2004

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Sir: In 1998, Rösler and Witztum1 published the first systematic study of antihormonal treatment of paraphilias with luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH) agonists. Since the publication of their promising results, there has been an increasing interest in this new form of treatment.2 Our recently published review3 in the Journal revealed that 118 patients did not relapse if they remained on LHRH treatment.

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