Presentation Title

Sexual Compulsion: Dichotomy Coalesce Made Possible by Technology

Start Date

November 2016

End Date

November 2016

Location

Watkins 2240

Type of Presentation

Oral Talk

Abstract

Abstract

Can the temporary outcome from the current sex “addiction” industry, geared to help those suffering from sexual compulsion, be stripped from the “addictionological” form of treatment? There are positive aspects to sex “addiction” rehabilitation in this growing industry, these can be utilized by properly trained sex therapists with the enhancement of a social media tool. Currently the American Psychiatric Association does not include hypersexuality as a category in the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-5). However, clinicians can categorize the compulsion under an unspecified sexual dysfunction, or as comorbid to other disorders. The fact is that the problem exists, and the AASECT’s “Exploring Evolving Clinical Models for Sex Therapy” newsletter delineated the necessity for trained sex therapists to be in charge of treatment with a “sexological” approach that greatly differs from the “addictionological” methodology. With emerging social media, the community aspect of sex “addiction” rehabilitation meetings can be harnessed by proxy, in the form of an app that builds a community of patients already undergoing individual therapy. However, before the solution is implemented a better understanding of the biology of the brain under addiction and compulsion is explored through review of previous research. The definition has blurred when it comes to behavioral addictions that can affect gene expression, change brain circuitry in the limbic system, and therefore affect behavior dependence and tolerance (P. Allard, lecture). Zion et al. (2006) declares how little is known about the genetic design of human sexuality.

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Sexual Compulsion: Dichotomy Coalesce Made Possible by Technology

Watkins 2240

Abstract

Can the temporary outcome from the current sex “addiction” industry, geared to help those suffering from sexual compulsion, be stripped from the “addictionological” form of treatment? There are positive aspects to sex “addiction” rehabilitation in this growing industry, these can be utilized by properly trained sex therapists with the enhancement of a social media tool. Currently the American Psychiatric Association does not include hypersexuality as a category in the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-5). However, clinicians can categorize the compulsion under an unspecified sexual dysfunction, or as comorbid to other disorders. The fact is that the problem exists, and the AASECT’s “Exploring Evolving Clinical Models for Sex Therapy” newsletter delineated the necessity for trained sex therapists to be in charge of treatment with a “sexological” approach that greatly differs from the “addictionological” methodology. With emerging social media, the community aspect of sex “addiction” rehabilitation meetings can be harnessed by proxy, in the form of an app that builds a community of patients already undergoing individual therapy. However, before the solution is implemented a better understanding of the biology of the brain under addiction and compulsion is explored through review of previous research. The definition has blurred when it comes to behavioral addictions that can affect gene expression, change brain circuitry in the limbic system, and therefore affect behavior dependence and tolerance (P. Allard, lecture). Zion et al. (2006) declares how little is known about the genetic design of human sexuality.

http://unitextherapists.weebly.com/