Psychiatry and Clinical Psychopharmacology
Case Report

A case of excessive masturbation treated with aripiprazole

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Umraniye Training and Research Hospital, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Clinic, Istanbul - Turkey

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Umraniye Training and Research Hospital, Psychiatry Clinic, Istanbul - Turkey

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Harran University School of Medicine, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Sanliurfa - Turkey

Psychiatry and Clinical Psychopharmacology 2014; 24: 93-96
DOI: 10.5455/bcp.20130723062916
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Childhood masturbation is defined as self-stimulation of the genitalia by a prepubertal child, frequently accompanied by symptoms like sweating, flushing and tachypnoea. Generally, no drug therapy is required in childhood masturbation. If the frequency of masturbation is too high and it is performed near strangers and out of the home environment, drug treatment may be necessary. A case of excessive masturbation that seriously disturbed the functionality of the child, and prevented attendance at school and was treated with aripiprazole is presented in this article.


Aripiprazol ile tedavi edilen aşırı masturbasyon olgusu

Çocukluk çağı masturbasyonu; çocuğun genital bölgelerini ritmik şekilde uyarması ve buna eşlik eden terleme, flushing ve taşipne ile karakterizedir. Tedavisinde genellikle ilaç kullanılmasına gerek duyulmaz. Ancak mastürbasyonun sıklığı çok fazla ise ve ev ortamı dışında yapılıyorsa, ilaç tedavisi gerekebilmektedir. Bu yazıda aşırı masturbasyon nedeniyle okula devam edemeyen ve aripiprazolle tedavi edilen bir olgu sunulmuştur.

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