Treatment of Hypersexual Behavior with Oral Estrogen in an Autistic Male

  title={Treatment of Hypersexual Behavior with Oral Estrogen in an Autistic Male},
  author={Melissa C. Jones and Kennedy Okere},
  journal={Southern Medical Journal},
Hypersexual behavior can be exhibited by patients with autism. Several medications have been used in hypersexual paraphiliac male and elderly patient populations, including antiandrogens, estrogen, gonadotropin-releasing hormone analogues, and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. Due to limited research in autistic patients exhibiting hypersexuality, physicians must base their medication selection on outcomes seen in patients with other conditions. 

Use of Propranolol for Hypersexual Behavior in an Adolescent With Autism

This is the first case report of low-dose propranolol leading to clinically significant improvement in hypersexual behaviors in an adolescent with autism, and may expand the choice of treatment option in this patient population.

Mirtazapine for Inappropriate Sexual Behaviors in Autism.

A 15-year-old Kuwaiti youngster, a known case of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), intellectual disability, and epilepsy, attending special schooling, was escorted by his parents for escalating behavioral dyscontrol, notably irritability, fitful sleep, and socially flouting oversexualized behaviors.

Case Report: Resolution of Severe Sexual Aggression in a Developmentally Disabled Adolescent During Leuprolide Acetate Use

Leuprolide acetate can be an effective and well-tolerated pharmacologic intervention for treating severe cases of sexual aggression in young men with autism and intellectual disability.

Autism and normative sexual development: a narrative review.

The findings offer an overview on the existing knowledge and support the idea that sexual development is normative for people with autism just as for anybody else.

Inappropriate sexual behaviors and Mirtazapine treatment in Autism Spectrum Disorders: A case report

Mirtazapin, son zamanlarda davranissal mudahalelerle azalmayan UCD icin umut verici bir mudahale olmustur olan 14 yasindaki otistik bir cocukta mirtazAPinin dramatik faydasini sunmayi amacladik.

Characterization of Ambra1 heterozygous mice as genetic mouse model of female-specific autism

It is shown that Ambra1 heterozygous mice (Ambra1+/-) display autism-like behavior only in females, suggesting an association between autism- like behavior, gamma oscillation and seizure propensity in female Ambra 1+/- mice.



Treatment of sex offenders with medroxyprogesterone acetate.

  • P. Gagné
  • Psychology, Medicine
    The American journal of psychiatry
  • 1981
It is suggested that medroxyprogesterone acetate associated with counseling may be the treatment of choice for patients with long-term deviant sexual behavior and the ethical issues involved.

Risk management and treatment of sexual disinhibition in geriatric patients.

Elderly demented patients who are sexually disinhibited may be managed successfully with neurohormones if SSRI medication proves unsuccessful, and the estrogen patch led to excellent treatment results in elderly demented men with sexual disinhibition.

Pharmacologic Treatment of Hypersexuality and Paraphilias in Nursing Home Residents

The pharmacologic options for treatment of hypersexuality or paraphilias in nursing home residents and the need for further research into these options are discussed.

Obsessive compulsive spectrum disorder.

It is hypothesized that the OCD spectrum disorder family may belong to the larger family of affective spectrum disorder, and some of the differences among them may be explained in part by variation along a dimension of compulsivity versus impulsivity.

Lexi-Comp’s Drug Information Handbook

  • 2004