2002 suplement 2

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Volume 11, suplement 2

Original article

exual abuse in the family - a clinical assessment of incest offenders on the basis of forensic-psychiatric reports

KRZYSZTOF KOŁCZ1, JANUSZ MASŁOWSKI1, ANDRZEJ VENULET1, WOJCIECH CZAPSKI1
1. Szpitala dla Nerwowo i Psychicznie Chorych w Starogardzie Gdańskim
Postępy Psychiatrii i Neurologii, 2002, 11, suplement 2 (15), 33-38
Keywords: incest, analysis of forensic psychiatry reports

Abstract

The DSM-IV does not specify incest as a separate subclass of the paraphilias. When the forensic-psychiatric reports of 30 cases of sexual offenders were reviewed incest was determined in only 5 cases, whereas 18 cases met the diagnostic criteria for paedophilia and incest. The socio-demographic and psychiatric co-morbidity descriptions were very similar for incest offenders and paedophilic molesters. The rate of comorbidity of psychiatric disorders (mostly alcohol dependence and personality disorders) in the paedophilic offenders was high (76%).

Address for correspondence:
Dr Krzysztof Kołcz, Szpital dla Nerwowo i Psychicznie Chorych, ul. Skarszewska 7, 83-200 Starogard Gdański