19. Sexual Development and the Treatment of Sexual Disorders in Children and Adolescents

  1. William M. Klykylo3 and
  2. Jerald Kay4
  1. James Lock1 and
  2. Jennifer Couturier2

Published Online: 30 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781119962229.ch19

Clinical Child Psychiatry, Third Edition

Clinical Child Psychiatry, Third Edition

How to Cite

Lock, J. and Couturier, J. (2012) Sexual Development and the Treatment of Sexual Disorders in Children and Adolescents, in Clinical Child Psychiatry, Third Edition (eds W. M. Klykylo and J. Kay), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119962229.ch19

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Department of Psychiatry, Wright State University School of Medicine, 627 S. Edwin C Moses Blvd, P.O. Box 927, Dayton, OH 45401-0927, USA

  2. 4

    Department of Psychiatry, Wright State University School of Medicine, P.O. Box 927, Dayton, OH 45401-0927, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine, 401 Quarry Road, MC 5719, Stanford, CA 94305-5719, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Psychiatry & Behavioural Neurosciences, McMaster University, 200 Main Street W., Hamilton, Ontario, L8N 3Z5, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 MAR 2012
  2. Published Print: 30 MAR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781119993346

Online ISBN: 9781119962229

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Keywords:

  • childhood sexual development;
  • childhood sexual disorders;
  • gender identity disorder;
  • disorders of sex development;
  • paraphilia;
  • sexual abuse

Summary

This chapter reviews sexual development and discusses sexual disorders originating in childhood and adolescence within a developmental scheme. Also included in this review are the examinations of the impact of medical illnesses on sexual development and current concerns related to disorders of sex development. Guidelines, clinical attitudes, and management of these conditions and related problems are considered. The development of sexual orientation and attendant issues are also reviewed. Additionally, the diagnosis and treatment of gender identity disorder and paraphilias are considered. The chapter concludes with a discussion of sexual abuse with perspectives on children and adolescents as victims and as perpetrators. Case examples are provided throughout the chapter.