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Alcohol abuse and dependency, impulse control disorders and paraphi­lias – disorders involving severe sexually deviant conduct – are significantly more often a trait of the prisoners at the Waldheim and Bautzen correctional facilities than in the general public. The researchers working with Gunda Wößner have established this in a subsidiary project of their long-term study on social therapeutic institutions in the Free State of Saxony. In addition, in comparison to the general population, there are significantly more compulsive, insecure, narcissistic, antisocial, schizoid and paranoid personality disorders. The insights gained could help develop disorder-specific therapeutic concepts for the sex offenders concerned.

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