Why Do We Become Addicted

Addiction can take on many forms. It is typically characterized as a chronic dysfunction of parts of the brain that governs reward and motivation. People who are addicted have a physical and mental craving for a substance, behavior, or action. In most cases, the desire for the object of addiction is compulsive or obsessive. Consequently, […]

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What Is Obsessive Love Addiction?

Have you or someone you know obsessed over another person? Have you often experienced difficulty dealing with the effects of your romantic obsession on your personal and professional lives? If so, you may have a case of obsessive love addiction.  Almost every romantic relationship involves some degree of obsession and compulsion. In the early stages […]

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What Causes Sex Addiction?

Have you ever wondered what causes sex addiction and why it seems to affect some people but not others? The unhealthy and obsessive attachment to sex can affect anyone and take place at any point in a person’s life. But the people involved rarely know why or how the condition occurs or what triggers it.  […]

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How To Help A Sex Addict

Do you have a close friend or family member who is struggling with sex addiction? If so, you might feel a responsibility to provide them the support they need. Here are some suggestions on how you can help someone close to you deal with their sex addiction.  Sex Addiction: Cure Versus Treatment  One of the […]

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The Difference Between A Sex Addiction And A High Sex Drive

If most people have their way, they would probably have as much sex as they could handle. Sex is one of life’s indisputable pleasures, and most people understandably try to get as much of it as they can.  But how much is ‘too much’? Where does one draw the line between having a high sex […]

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Sex Addiction And Depression–Is There A Link?

Sex addiction and depression may seem like totally unrelated conditions. But there is some evidence that suggests that the two may be more closely linked to each other than most people would think. This is generally referred to as co-occurring addiction. The Root Of Addiction  An often-held misconception is that people diagnosed with sex addiction […]

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Is Porn Addiction Similar To Drug Addiction?

Do you know anyone who is extremely infatuated with porn? Would you characterize them as being a sex addict? What even is sex addiction?  Not many people would make the connection, but porn addiction is surprisingly similar to drug addiction. And although you may not realize it yet, porn has the potential to affect people’s […]

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What is Process Addiction?

Addiction comes in many forms, some of which don’t necessarily involve substance dependence. For some, addiction could take the form of compulsive behavior over which the individual has no control.  Take process addiction, for example. Also known as behavioral addiction, this is a condition characterized by the compulsion to engage in harmful activities or behavior. […]

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What Is Considered Hypersexual Behavior?

Hypersexuality is characterized by a sudden increase in libido or the frequent occurrence of libidinous desires or behavior. Professionals in the mental healthcare industry may clinically diagnose the condition. Nowadays, the term ‘hypersexuality’ is commonly used in preference to “nymphomania” and “satyriasis.” These terms were previously used to refer to similar conditions in women and […]

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Are There Withdrawal Symptoms For Sex Addiction?

Like food and sleep, sex is a basic physiological need. Even Maslow’s hierarchy places it in the same category as breathing. Hence, it is not uncommon for individuals, male or female, to seek satisfaction from it. It’s essential, though, to note that wanting sex and being sexually addicted are not one and the same. Sex […]

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