J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 2021 Jun 12;49(2):202-210. Epub 2021 Feb 12.
Dr. Holoyda is Forensic Psychiatrist, Martinez Detention Facility, Martinez, CA, and Psychiatrist, Full Spectrum Health Services, Las Vegas, NV. Dr. Sorrentino is Director, Institute of Sexual Wellness, Weymouth, MA, and Assistant Professor, Harvard School of Medicine, Boston, MA. Dr. Mohebbi is Psychiatrist, Mission Viejo, CA. Dr. Fernando is Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychological Medicine, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand. Dr. Friedman is the Phillip J. Resnick Professor of Forensic Psychiatry, Case Western Reserve University, Department of Psychiatry, Cleveland, OH.
Sexsomnia is a non-rapid eye movement parasomnic behavior characterized by sexual activity during sleep. Recognized in the most recent editions of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders and the International Classification of Sleep Disorders, sexsomnia is likely to arise with increasing frequency in court as a potential explanation for sexual offending. The forensic psychiatrist has a unique role in the evaluation and management of sexsomnia. Read More