Sexual addiction

How to get acquainted with sexual addiction and ways to combat it, and what are the best treatment methods to deal with this acute mental problem?

Researchers believe that sex addiction is a serious mental disorder. Although sex addiction is often not taken seriously, it is a disorder that destroys the foundation of family, relationships and life together.

In the past, psychiatrists did not consider out-of-control sexual behavior a mental disorder because there was very little research in this area. But in recent years, this question has always been raised whether sexual addiction is considered a disease or not?

Sexual addiction is introduced with different terms and definitions, including sexual dependence, excessive sexual activity, sexual behavior disorder, etc.

Research results show that sexual addiction is a serious mental disorder and the belief of this fact leads to more studies, obtaining treatment and prevention techniques for people at risk.

In the diagnosis of sexual addiction as a mental disorder, conditions are considered, including that the person has sexual behaviors, arousal and intense and repeated sexual desires for at least 6 months, and this state is due to external factors such as drugs, illness , substance abuse or mental problems related to bipolar disorder have not been caused.

Usually, the reaction of such people against mood swings is sexual activity. For example, these patients use sexual relations to improve depression and relieve stress.

Another characteristic of these patients is that they try to reduce or stop their sexual activity but fail to do so. Usually, the sexual behavior of these people interferes with their relationships, jobs and other important aspects of their lives.

Studies show that sexual addiction has many personal and social consequences, such as job loss, sexually transmitted diseases, loss of relationship and cohabitation, and disruption of normal and healthy sexual activity.

Most of these patients believe that their sexual problems started before the age of 18 or between the ages of 18 and 25.

In people with sex addiction, other sexual disorders including self-masturbation, excessive viewing of pornographic films and images, homosexuality, sex on the phone and the Internet, group sex, sexual contact with inappropriate people, and having multiple sexual partners. is also observed.

Experts believe that many healthy people naturally use sex to deal with stress and achieve relaxation, but in patients with sex addiction, this behavioral pattern is constant, repetitive and out of control, and the sexual desires of a person throughout their life. and the patient feels powerless to change this pattern.

April 31, 2014 20:49

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