Navigation Links
Is 'Sex Addiction' Real? Some Experts Say So
Date:10/26/2012

By Barbara Bronson Gray
HealthDay Reporter

FRIDAY, Oct. 26 (HealthDay News) -- In recent years, media reports of celebrities -- usually men -- citing "sex addiction" as the reason they've been unfaithful have made headlines.

But is what's known to psychologists as "hypersexual disorder" a real pathology or just a lame excuse for bad behavior?

The issue is a real one, since there's been talk of including hypersexual disorder in the upcoming revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), considered the "bible" for psychologists and psychiatrists.

Now, a team of experts has formulated criteria that could help therapists correctly identify the disorder, with an eye to treatment.

To test the criteria, the researchers interviewed and conducted psychological testing on 207 patients treated at several U.S. mental health clinics. All of the participants were seeking help for out-of-control sexual behavior, a substance abuse disorder or another psychiatric condition such as depression or anxiety.

Applying their proposed criteria to the data they gathered from the participants, the researchers said the criteria accurately spotted 93 percent of people with hypersexual disorder.

According to one of the researchers, the critical issue is whether the out-of-control sexual behavior is interfering with a person's life and they feel powerless to change it.

"It's about having sex that's causing problems, out of control, risking infection," said guidelines co-author Rory Reid, an assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of California, Los Angeles. "It's usually the consequences [of the hypersexual behavior] that bring people through the door."

Reid added that he believes the lay term "sex addiction" is a misnomer. "I wouldn't call it sex addiction because we're lacking information about whether it is indeed a compulsion," he explained.

To meet the
'/>"/>

Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. How genetics shape our addictions
2. Could Internet Addiction Be Genetic?
3. Traumatic childhood may increase the risk of drug addiction
4. Internet addiction -- Causes at the molecular level
5. Experimental Vaccine Seems to Stop Nicotine Addiction in Mice
6. Candeo Partners with Catholic Church Organization to Release New Sexual Addiction Recovery Program
7. Drug addiction study offers new insight on compulsive behavior
8. Professional Help Can Do Wonders For People Who Are Suffering From Porn And Masturbation Addiction
9. Pornography and Masturbation Addiction Can Be Cured – Las Vegas Therapist Shares His Ideas
10. British experts update addiction treatment guidelines
11. Optogenetics project takes top NIDA Addiction Science Award
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Is 'Sex Addiction' Real? Some Experts Say So
(Date:3/26/2015)... Md. (PRWEB) March 26, 2015 ... than $11.3 billion in 2014, according to an ... , The Annapolis-based healthcare real estate (HRE) data ... board members and two new Gold-Level Partners: Harrison ... Investment Services. , MOB transactions still going strong, ...
(Date:3/26/2015)... 2015 Pacific Medical LLC, the leader ... be featured on Innovations with Ed Begley Jr, which ... The episode will repeat on local cable channels ... Pacific Medical home page at: http://www.pacificmedicalsupply.com . ... is reassuring to trust the integrity of the medical ...
(Date:3/26/2015)... On March 5, 2015, Portland Trail ... for the season with a torn Achilles tendon in ... Blazers were competing against Dallas, and was confirmed via ... Silva, M.D., who has treated many professional athletes, voiced ... could be prevented. , "Part of the problem ...
(Date:3/26/2015)... In the key developed markets, the hypertension market value ... to decrease through 2020 at a negative CAGR (0.9%) to ... to 2017 at a 2.6% CAGR and a decline thereafter. ... surging penetration of fixed-dose combination drugs like Azor, Amturnide, Exforge ... and Tekamlo), a hike in the prevalence population to 190 ...
(Date:3/26/2015)... March 26, 2015 In preparation for ... Fitness Revolution, founded by Samir Becic, has issued ... own personal health and fitness, as well as their ... The list includes Sen. Ted Cruz, who has officially ... as all other politicians who have shown interest in ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Medical Real Estate Sales Topped $11.3 Billion in 2014 2Health News:Medical Real Estate Sales Topped $11.3 Billion in 2014 3Health News:Medical Real Estate Sales Topped $11.3 Billion in 2014 4Health News:Pacific Medical Featured on the Discovery Channel 2Health News:Pacific Medical Featured on the Discovery Channel 3Health News:Sports Medicine Specialist Weighs In on Wesley Matthew’s Significant Tendon Injury; Can it be Prevented? 2Health News:Sports Medicine Specialist Weighs In on Wesley Matthew’s Significant Tendon Injury; Can it be Prevented? 3Health News:Sports Medicine Specialist Weighs In on Wesley Matthew’s Significant Tendon Injury; Can it be Prevented? 4Health News:Top 8 Developed Anti-Hypertensive Therapeutics Markets Discussed in New GBI Research Report Published at MarketPublishers.com 2Health News:Top 8 Developed Anti-Hypertensive Therapeutics Markets Discussed in New GBI Research Report Published at MarketPublishers.com 3Health News:How the Candidates for the 2016 Presidential Election Rank in Health and Fitness 2Health News:How the Candidates for the 2016 Presidential Election Rank in Health and Fitness 3
... they are admitted to hospital may be one way to ... today’s BMJ. ,Recent data published by the Health ... 7,000 inpatients have MRSA infections and more than 50,000 inpatients ... of C difficile rose by 5.5% in 2006, whereas MRSA ...
... by blocking the lifesaving effects of aspirin//, a new study ... monstrous," Michael Farkouh, director of clinical trials at Mount Sinai ... ,“Ibuprofen is relatively safe except when we give it ... Farkouh says. "But when given with aspirin, we do we ...
... couple of months, 100,000 doses of the country's first vaccine ... developed it has found no takers //and the expiry date ... year that the High Security Animal Disease Laboratory (HSADL) here ... about 100,000 doses of the vaccine, each costing just 27 ...
... mammograms are more likely to interpret a benign growth ... and experience," and CAD systems do not help detect ... systems use complex algorithms to identify "suspicious" areas of ... which cost $50,000 to $175,000, were approved by FDA ...
... The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today warned consumers ... Chews and Dog Chews manufactured// and distributed by T.W. ... have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, which ... if there is cross contamination, in people, especially children, ...
... Foundation on Wednesday announced that it will spend $500 ... address childhood obesity//, particularly targeting minority children, who are ... ,Nearly 25 million children under age 18 are considered ... medical expenses, according to the foundation. ,The ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Ibuprofen Risky for Heart Patients? 2Health News:100,000 Bird Flu Vaccine Doses to Be Destroyed 2
(Date:3/26/2015)... LAS VEGAS , March 26, 2015 Zimmer ... of a new mobile app designed to serve as a ... Hyaluronate product. For those experiencing knee ... valuable information about the causes of knee pain and helps ... Hyaluronate as a safe and simple non-surgical treatment option. For ...
(Date:3/26/2015)... Californie, 26 mars 2015 Finesse Solutions ... conçu pour les innovateurs, visionnaires et cadres de ... conférence d,une durée de deux jours proposée exclusivement ... dans le centre ville de San ... 2015. Il s,agira d,un forum destiné aux leaders ...
(Date:3/26/2015)... -- RegeneRx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTCQB: RGRX)("the Company" or "RegeneRx") today ... from the Israeli patent office with claims for administering ... damage caused by an increase in blood flow, as ... after a blockage causing a heart attack or in ... can be caused to the heart attack or stroke ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Zimmer Launches New Patient Education And Engagement Mobile App For Gel-One Hyaluronate 2Finesse Solutions annonce l'événement Cellworld 2015 2RegeneRx Receives Israeli Patent Acceptance Notice for the Use of TB4 To Prevent Tissue Damage Associated with Heart Attack and Stroke Treatments 2RegeneRx Receives Israeli Patent Acceptance Notice for the Use of TB4 To Prevent Tissue Damage Associated with Heart Attack and Stroke Treatments 3
... NESHER, Israel, April 21 NanoVibronix, a ... surface ultrasound waves,announced that its novel device ... claims of wound healing. PainShield is the ... waves for therapeutic,treatment of wounds. The innovative ...
... - Preclinical Studies Highlight the Ability of PS-Targeting ... Tumors by Changing the Tumor Microenvironment and Mobilizing ... Studies Confirm Peregrine,s PS-Targeting Antibodies Stimulate Dendritic Cell ... of Macrophages to Tumors -DENVER and TUSTIN, Calif., ...
Cached Medicine Technology:NanoVibronix Receives Wound Healing Indications in Europe for its PainShield(TM) Device 2Studies Presented at AACR Annual Meeting Highlight Multiple Immunomodulatory Mechanisms of Peregrine's PS-Targeting Antibodies 2Studies Presented at AACR Annual Meeting Highlight Multiple Immunomodulatory Mechanisms of Peregrine's PS-Targeting Antibodies 3Studies Presented at AACR Annual Meeting Highlight Multiple Immunomodulatory Mechanisms of Peregrine's PS-Targeting Antibodies 4Studies Presented at AACR Annual Meeting Highlight Multiple Immunomodulatory Mechanisms of Peregrine's PS-Targeting Antibodies 5Studies Presented at AACR Annual Meeting Highlight Multiple Immunomodulatory Mechanisms of Peregrine's PS-Targeting Antibodies 6Studies Presented at AACR Annual Meeting Highlight Multiple Immunomodulatory Mechanisms of Peregrine's PS-Targeting Antibodies 7
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
Medicine Products: