Reasons for Treatment
Individuals may seek treatment for several reasons. The most common reasons to seek treatment are : 1. To decrease or eliminate problematic sexual behaviors in order to regain control of one’s life. 2. To answer a legal question posed by the courts. 3. To comply with treatment conditions imposed by an outside agency such as probation or parole.
Responses to treatment may occur in a short period of time, such as 4-6 weeks, or in a longer intervals such as 4-6 months. Individuals who have commorbid psychiatric disorders respond best to concomitant treatment of both disorders. For example, an individual with Major Depression and Exhibitionism will have the best response to treatment if the depression and exhibitionism is treated.
Confidentiality is a term used to describe a physician’s obligation to keep a patient’s care private. Information about our patients is not transmitted unless a patient has signed a specific consent form which permits the exchange of information. If a patient has been court ordered for treatment, the patient must sign a waiver which allows the exchange of information between treaters and correctional staff.