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Recovery from Sexual Compulsivity

»Posted by on Aug 5, 2017 in Academic Papers, Addiction, Articles, Attachment, Childhood Trauma, Dual Diagnosis Co-occurring Disorder, Healing Intimacy Disorders, Intimacy Disorders, Love, Trauma | 0 comments

Recovery from Sexual Compulsivity by Dr. Mark Schwartz   Introduction One male client has obsessive thoughts, spending hours looking at pornography on his computer, scrolling for hours rather than spending the evening with his girlfriend. Another compulsively seeks oral sex with men having large penises, but has no romantic attraction to men. A third is obsessively aroused by images of children, while a fourth pays prostitutes to demean him through physical abuse before going home to his family. Such complex deviations signify why it can be difficult to delineate a rational etiology, and why these clients are often unresponsive to cognitive-behavioral “relapse prevention,” arousal reconditioning, social skill and empathy retraining or exposure-based...

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Eating Disorder and Sexual Compulsivity

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Eating Disorder and Sexual Compulsivity

Eating Disorder and Sexual Compulsivity: Commonalities in Syndromes by Mark F. Schwartz D.S 2015 © All Rights Reserved. Dr. Mark Schwartz Harmony Place Monterey 398 Foam St. Suite 200 Monterey, CA 93940 I. Introduction The purpose of this paper is to discuss similar pathognomonic features of eating disorders and sexually compulsive/sexually anorexic behaviors, and reasons for this frequent comorbidity. Recognizing the similarities between these two disorders can facilitate the understanding, development, and treatment of both. The common features the disorders share include polarizations in the following areas: Each is characterized by over-controlling, contributing to out-of-control behavior of a natural function. Each serves as a manifestation of impulsivity...

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