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Title: A Treatment-Oriented Typology of Self-Identified Hypersexuality Referrals
Contributor(s): Cantor, James M (author); Klein, Carolin (author); Lykins, Amy  (author)orcid ; Rullo, Jordan E (author); Thaler, Lea (author); Walling, Bobbi R (author)
Publication Date: 2013
Open Access: Yes
DOI: 10.1007/s10508-013-0085-1Open Access Link
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Field of Research (FoR) 2008: 110319 Psychiatry (incl Psychotherapy)
170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Field of Research (FoR) 2020: 320221 Psychiatry (incl. psychotherapy)
520303 Counselling psychology
520304 Health psychology
520302 Clinical psychology
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 920504 Mens Health
920507 Womens Health
920209 Mental Health Services
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 200504 Men's health
200509 Women's and maternal health
200305 Mental health services
Abstract: Men and women have been seeking professional assistance to help control hypersexual urges and behaviors since the nineteenth century. Despite that the literature emphasizes that cases of hypersexuality are highly diverse with regard to clinical presentation and comorbid features, the major models for understanding and treating hypersexuality employ a "one size fits all" approach. That is, rather than identify which problematic behaviors might respond best to which interventions, existing approaches presume or assert without evidence that all cases of hypersexuality (however termed or defined) represent the same underlying problem and merit the same approach to intervention. The present article instead provides a typology of hypersexuality referrals that links individual clinical profiles or symptom clusters to individual treatment suggestions. Case vignettes are provided to illustrate the most common profiles of hypersexuality referral that presented to a large, hospital-based sexual behaviors clinic, including: (1) Paraphilic Hypersexuality, (2) Avoidant Masturbation, (3) Chronic Adultery, (4) Sexual Guilt, (5) the Designated Patient, and (6) better accounted for as a symptom of another condition.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Archives of Sexual Behavior, 42(5), p. 883-893
Publisher: Springer New York LLC
Place of Publication: United States of America
ISSN: 1573-2800
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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