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Impaired Decision Making in Pedophilic Offenders

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Verified February 2012 by University Hospital, Montpellier
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First received: February 23, 2012
Last updated: December 30, 2014
Last verified: February 2012

February 23, 2012
December 30, 2014
August 2011
August 2015   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Comparison of neuropsychological performances between control group and group of persons suffering from pedophilia [ Time Frame: 36 months (at the end of the study) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Bring to light cognitive changes in the pedophilia, by comparing the neuropsychological performances of a group of persons suffering from pedophilia to a control group (no pedophile).

The neuropsychological performances between two groups are assessed by neuropsychologic questionnaires (Iowa Gambling Task, MINI 5.0.0, MADRS, Test de Rolls, N-Back, WAIS III, go-no-go...)

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Impaired Decision Making in Pedophilic Offenders
Neuropsychological Approach of Pedophilic Behaviors, a Pilot Study in a Population of Inmates Pedophilic Offenders
Pedophilic behaviors represent a public health problem with serious consequences. The investigators hypothesize a disruption in the decision-making strategies among sex offenders pedophiles. Highlight this type of abnormality would offer a specific treatment of a possible neuropsychological deficit (with cognitive remediation for instance) and perhaps avoid recurrences of this type of behavior.
Cross-sectional study, comparing a group of 64 pedophilic offenders inmates condamned with a group of 64 volunteers non-pedophiles matched by age and level of study.
Phase 4
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Behavioral: neuropsychological questionnaires
Due to this study population (inmates), the investigators have decided to classify the protocol as and interventionnal study.
  • Active Comparator: patient suffering pedophilia
    This group is the active comparator because patients suffering pedophilia with neuropsychological questionnaires
    Intervention: Behavioral: neuropsychological questionnaires
  • Placebo Comparator: control group
    This group is the placebo comparator
    Intervention: Behavioral: neuropsychological questionnaires
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January 2017
August 2015   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • For the controls, lack of diagnosis of disorders of sexual behavior (paraphilias) current or past (DSM IV)
  • For the pedophilic offenders:

    • Placement and conviction for rape or sexual assault of a minor under 15 years
    • Recognition of the facts
    • Existence of a current or past diagnosis of pedophilia (according to the DSM IV).

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Presence of a current major depressive episode (DSM IV - MINI)
  • History of cerebral neurological disorder or a cranial trauma with loss of consciousness current
  • IGT test already done
  • Schizophrenia or Other current psychotic disorders(according to the criteria DSM IV of MINI test).
  • taking psychoactive drug
18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Contact: Lacambre Mathieu, MD 04 67 33 85 77
8673, 2011-A00402-39
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University Hospital, Montpellier
University Hospital, Montpellier
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Principal Investigator: Lacambre Mathieu, MD CHU de Montpellier
University Hospital, Montpellier
February 2012

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