Self Magazine online highlights the dichotomy between sex addiction being real or not real. Between all the details, they highlight a few special points to understand. First, they emphasize, the problem isn’t about proving whether or not sex addiction is real. “The fundamental problem,” the article explains, “is that experts can’t nail down a definition for what ‘sex addiction’ really is, and therefore disagree on whether it is even a diagnosable disorder. What people experience with their lack of impulse control in regards to sex is considerable. However the specifics required to diagnose a disorder make it difficult. Sex addiction doesn’t need a label. An official label will help to ensure treatment and begin to create equality rather than stigma.
Second, the article points out, those who do not support sex addiction as a valid mental health disorder “believe that a sex addiction diagnosis may occlude deeper issues with sex or mental health.” Regardless of someone’s beliefs, a psychological professional has to treat their patient if they present a troubling impulse problem with sex. Lastly, the article emphasizes, diagnosis or not, the entire mental health community wants one thing for patients who are struggling with this issue: “To help people resume a healthy sex life.”
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