Sexual Anomalies and the Brain

  • Ron Langevin
Part of the Applied Clinical Psychology book series (NSSB)


Brain damage and dysfunction resulting from accidents, surgery, epilepsy, and toxic substances, among other causes, have been associated with changes in personality and behavior. One also sees changes in sexual behavior, including the first appearance of sexually anomalous or sexually deviant behaviors, such as fetishism, exhibitionism, pedophilia, and gender behavior changes (see Cummings, 1985, for a review). These clinical findings raise the hypothesis of an association between sexual anomalies in general and brain anomalies.


Sexual Behavior Temporal Lobe Temporal Lobe Epilepsy Sexual Arousal Brain Damage 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ron Langevin
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  1. 1.Clarke Institute of PsychiatryTorontoCanada

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