Name: Sex Addiction
Description: Don Juanism, satyriasis, nymphomania, Hypersexual Disorder
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The author of this casebook has identified the following medical topics as being highly relevant to this casebook.
Propsed criteria for the diagnosis of Hypersexual Disorder (M.P. Kafka, 2009, compete citation in Bookmarks):
A. Over a period of at least 6 months, recurrent
and intense sexual fantasies, sexual urges, or sexual behaviors in association
with 3 or more of the following 5 criteria:
A1. Time consumed by sexual fantasies, urges or behaviors repetitively interferes with other important (non-sexual) goals, activities and obligations.
A2. Repetitively engaging in sexual fantasies, urges or behaviors in response to dysphoric mood states (e.g. anxiety, depressions, boredom, irritability).
A3. Repetitively engaging in sexual fantasies, urges or behaviors in response to stressful life events.
A4. Repetitive but unsuccessful efforts to control or significantly reduce these sexual fantasies, urges or behaviors.
A5. Repetitively engaging in sexual behaviors while disregarding the risk for physical or emotional harm to self or others.
B. There is clinically significant personal distress or
impairment in social, occupational or other important areas of functioning
associated with the frequency and intensity of these sexual fantasies, urges or
C. These sexual fantasies, urges or behaviors are not due to the direct physiological effect on an exogenous (e.g. a drug of abuse or a medication)
Bookmarks The following information, which has been distilled by the casebook author from this and other websites is particularly relevant to this casebook.
|Professional article from a medical journal proposing a new psychiatric diagnosis for DSM-V||(Addictive Behavior)|
|Professional review article from a medical journal; includes a guide for physicians and patients on where and how to specialists in the diagnosis and treatment of these disorders in the U.S.A.||(Addictive Behavior)|
|Includes online tests to assess your behavior||(Addictive Behavior)|