Problematic Hypersexuality: A Review of Conceptualization and Diagnosis

  title={Problematic Hypersexuality: A Review of Conceptualization and Diagnosis},
  author={Drew A Kingston and P. Firestone},
  journal={Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity},
  pages={284 - 310}
  • Drew A Kingston, P. Firestone
  • Published 2008
  • Psychology
  • Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity
  • There has been considerable debate regarding the conceptualization and diagnosis of individuals exhibiting problematic hypersexuality. Various terms such as sexual addiction, sexual compulsivity, and sexual impulsivity have been applied based predominantly on the perceived psychopathological mechanisms guiding the behavior. Unfortunately, such descriptive diversity has inhibited adequate conceptualization and current diagnostic practices, which in turn, have negatively impacted treatment design… CONTINUE READING
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