Prescription of Medroxyprogesterone Acetate to a Patient with Pedophilia, Resulting in Cushing’s Syndrome and Adrenal Insufficiency

Prescription of Medroxyprogesterone Acetate to a Patient with Pedophilia, Resulting in... This article provides a case report of a patient with pedophilia who was treated over a 4-year period with medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA) at a dose of 300 mg/day and as a consequence developed Cushing's Syndrome and adrenal insufficiency, for which he was treated and from which he recovered. He also reported a hypersexual reaction to his own past cessation of MPA. Gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonists, which have a more benign side-effect profile than MPA, are suggested as an alternative to MPA. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment Springer Journals

Prescription of Medroxyprogesterone Acetate to a Patient with Pedophilia, Resulting in Cushing’s Syndrome and Adrenal Insufficiency

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Publisher
Springer US
Copyright
Copyright © 2006 by Springer Science+Business Media, Inc.
Subject
Psychology; Criminology & Criminal Justice; Clinical Psychology; Psychiatry ; Sexual Behavior
ISSN
1079-0632
eISSN
1573-286X
D.O.I.
10.1007/s11194-006-9012-5
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