Hypersexuality in neurocognitive disorders in elderly people - a comprehensive review of the literature and case study.


BACKGROUND Hypersexuality is defined as an increase in libido. It is often confounded with sexual disinhibition and inappropriate sexual behavior directed against oneself or against others. It is described in 2.9 to 8% of patients living at home and in 3.8 to 7% of patients in institutions. The pathophysiology of hypersexuality is complex. Several brain… (More)