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The role of stress in hypersexual behavior

  title={The role of stress in hypersexual behavior},
  author={Randy Gilliland},
The Role of Stress in Hypersexual Behavior Randy Gilliland Department of Psychology, BYU Doctor of Philosophy The proposed diagnostic criteria for Hypersexual Disorder included “[r]epetitively engaging in sexual fantasies, urges, or behaviors in response to stressful life events” (Kafka, 2010, p.279) as a symptom, although no data demonstrates a causal relationship between stress and hypersexual behavior. We sought to confirm previous findings while furthering the field’s understanding of this… 

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  • Psychology
    Archives of sexual behavior
  • 2010
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