Sexual Addiction

A sex addict is someone who continues to engage in sexual behaviors, even when they have physical, career, legal or emotional consequences. For some sex addicts, the sexual behaviors consume time, energy or focus that was traditionally used for other things such as work or family. For sex addicts, the sexual behavior runs counter to…

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Should Sexual Addiction Be in the DSM V?

By Robert Weiss LCSW, CSAT-S What do you think? Just as concrete and predictable diagnostic criteria help medical professionals determine whether your burning stomach pain is a case of chili-induced heartburn or appendicitis, so do categories of well-researched mental health symptoms provide the scientific underpinning for the identification of psychiatric and emotional disorders. New mental…

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Cybersex Addiction Is Complex

Even while previewing seemingly harmless sites on the Internet – such as cooking or exercising – millions of people can get strange pop-up requests with requests to “cyber.” For those that reply with a “yes,” they may be introduced – and potentially hooked, and then consumed – on cybersex, part of the “unspecified” sexual disorders…

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