Sex Addiction

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Treatment / Management

Sex addiction can ruin a personís life, and sometimes those of his family members, unless proper treatment is taken. But, it cannot be treated unless the person wants to be de-addicted and, as most of the sex addicts are wobbling in denial, this is no mean task!

It comes as no surprise therefore, that the first step of the treatment involves acknowledging the problem before a sympathetic group. This usually occurs after a jolting event in the personís life such as losing a job, marriage break-up or a grave health crisis.

Treatment of sexual addiction does not promote sexual abstinence ( although temporarily the person will be required to abstain from sex), instead it lays emphasis on moderation and the importance of a healthy sex life!

The treatment of sexual addiction is similar to that of other addictions that involves a 12-step recovery programme that includes-

Bullet Counseling,

Bullet Educating the individual about healthy sexuality

Bullet Family /marital therapy

Bullet Medical intervention in the form of anti-psychotic drugs

Common Medications - used to treat sex addiction -

Bullet Obsessive-compulsive disorder -Prozac and Anafranil.

Bullet Curb sexual drive- Depo-Lupron and Depo-Provera

Bullet Antidepressants

Cognitive-behavioral therapy is applied by many psychiatrists. One form of behavior therapy known as aversion therapy involves showing the patient explicit pictures and giving shock just when he gets aroused.

Some therapist suppress testosterone levels but this is done usually as the last resort.

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Sam125 Friday, February 11, 2011

this guy has a book that has some quite good advice I read it through and it made some sense

ennairam_23 Tuesday, February 1, 2011

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

reejatharu Thursday, May 27, 2010

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!

forwardtherapy Wednesday, May 26, 2010

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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