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Sex Addiction Treatment

Sex Addiction Treatment: Addressing Hypersexual Behavior in a Rehab Setting

Hardly a day goes by without the national media trotting out the problem sexual misbehavior of some politician, sports star, actor, or religious leader. Oftentimes, within a few days or weeks we hear that same person is “entering treatment” for sexual addiction. This begs the question: What is sexual addiction treatment?

Generally speaking, well-rounded sexual addiction treatment mirrors in many ways the structure and techniques that have proven highly effective...
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Hypersexual Disorders

Hypersexual Disorder/Sexual Addiction: Useful Diagnosis or Judgment?

When All You Know How to Use Are Hammers, Doesn’t Everything Resemble a Nail?


Over the past several months I have been writing blogs for Psych Central that extensively explain the DSM-5 Hypersexuality Diagnosis and the concept of sexual addiction. I have written about the basics of what it means to be a sex addict, how sex addicts can (like someone with an eating disorder) achieve “sobriety,” and...
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