SEXUAL ADDICTION Symptoms, Causes & Treatments

SEXUAL ADDICTION Symptoms, Causes & Treatments


Sexual addiction is a condition in which
an individual cannot manage their sexual behavior persistent sexual thoughts
affect their ability to work maintain relationships and fulfill their daily
activities other terms for sexual addiction are sexual dependency hyper
sexuality and compulsive sexual behavior it is also known as nymphomaniacs and
sati rias’s in men symptoms some attempts to define the characteristics
of sexual addiction have been based on literature about chemical dependency
sexual addiction may share the same rewards systems and circuits in the
brain as substance addiction however people with sexual addiction may be
addicted to different types of sexual behavior
this makes the condition harder to define it also suggests that the
disorder stems not from the individual acts but rather an obsession with
carrying them out sexual addiction also appears to involve making rules to feel
in control of the condition and then breaking them to make new rules
activities associated with sexual addiction may include compulsive
masturbation multiple affairs sexual partners and one-night stands
persistent use of pornography practicing unsafe sex cyber sex visiting
prostitutes or practicing prostitution exhibitionism Dwyer ISM causes the
causes of sexual addiction remain unclear addiction takes root in the
reward center of the brain it may occur when certain parts of the brain mistake
pleasure responses for survival mechanisms the midbrain is the section
of the brain that handles the body’s reward system and survival instincts as
sexual activity creates a rush of the open
the feel-good chemical in the brain this triggers the feeling of pleasure the
midbrain then mistakes this feeling of pleasure as being central to survival
one possibility is that in people with sexual addiction the frontal cortex or
the brains center of logic and morality is impaired by the midbrain treatments
addiction can be difficult to treat as a person with an addiction will often
rationalize and justify their behaviors and thought patterns people with a sex
addiction may deny there is a problem current treatment options aim to reduce
any excessive urges to engage in sexual relations and to encourage the nurturing
of healthful relationships the following treatment options are available
self-help organizations such as sex addicts anonymous sexaholics anonymous
sexual compulsives anonymous and sex and love addicts anonymous offer 12-step
programs to help the individual in self managing the condition residential
treatment programs are available for individuals with various addictive
disorders these are inpatient programs during which the individual lives
on-site at the facility and receives care from specialized therapists
cognitive behavioral therapy CBT provides a variety of techniques that
help the individual change their behavior CBT can equip a person to avoid
relapses and reprogram harmful sexual behaviors prescription medications such
as Prozac may be prescribed to reduce sexual urges but the drug has not been
approved by the US Food and Drug Administration FDA to treat this
condition every individual needs unique treatment and care we encourage people
with sexual addiction and their families to learn as much as possible about the
latest medical treatment and approaches as well as healthy lifestyle choices
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illness stay strong live long thank you

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