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Letters to the Editor

Inappropriate Masturbation and Schizophrenia

John O. Brooks III and Manoj V. Waikar

Published: November 30, 2000

Article Abstract

Letter to the Editor

Sir: Inappropriate masturbation and sexual preoccupation in schizophrenia can have disastrous consequences for a patient. We report a case of treatment-resistant schizophrenia in which inappropriate masturbation presented legal and housing problems for the patient and did not resolve with treatment of his
psychosis. Behavioral redirection was of no avail, so we resorted to oral medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA) in an attempt to decrease the incidence of masturbation.


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