Sex Addiction - Diagnosis

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Diagnosis

Any sexual behavior can be classified as ‘addiction’ depending on its effect on the individual’s life. Diagnostic criteria for sex addiction defines it as a condition in which -

► There is a recurrent failure to control a certain sexual behavior, and

► The sexual behavior continues despite risky or harmful consequences.

An organic evaluation must be carried out if the following features are present -

► Onset of the addiction during middle age or even later,

► Previous normal sexuality

► Increased aggression

► Experiences auras / seizure-like symptoms prior to, or during, the sexual behavior

► Abnormal body habits

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Sam125

this guy has a book that has some quite good advice http://stopmasturbatingbook.com I read it through and it made some sense

People who have sex addiction should get help soon. It can save their lives and their relationship with other people.

a person overtly indulging in sexual acts or fantasies is often very conscious of his excesses but it takes a professional to evaluate the symptoms and confirm the addiction. of course, not all the 'sexually overinclined' are addicted!

Could this idea of 'sex addiction' be missing something? For every person who thinks that they might have a 'sex addiction', there is a unique story about how they have come to this understanding. We are constantly making meaning out of the events and situations of our lives. A good therapist or counselor will help a person explore these meanings and come to a richer and more useful description of what might be troubling them and the way forward.

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