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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Are You Married to Porn?

If you are the spouse of someone with an Internet pornography addiction, your self-worth has probably suffered. Wives and lovers will often blame themselves for their partner’s sexual addiction problem. Spouses will compare their own bodies to the unreasonably perfect images the porn addict is viewing online. As there is no way that anyone could…

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