chapter  3
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Treatment Methods

A limited number of treatment procedures have been applied to sexual anomalies. Rather than describe them repeatedly in detail, an overview of each major method is described in this chapter. Of all the treatments for sexual anomalies that have been developed by mental health professionals, behavior therapy has been reported most. Psychoanalysis and other psychotherapies, including group therapies have been employed as well but have not been reported as frequently in professional journals. In the past few years, chemical intervention in sexual behavior has gained increased popularity. In particular, antiandrogen drugs, which reduce sex drive have been employed. These methods will be reviewed along with an age old solution to sexual problems, castration. The reader who is familiar with the methods and the problems they entail may wish to skip this chapter.