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Considering i never experienced mania/hypom. And that my hypersexual waves come independently of my mood (and are very frequent) can I still have bd?

Considering i never experienced mania/hypom. And that my hypersexual waves come independently of my mood (and are very frequent) can I still have bd?

Yes, you could: Bipolar disorder can appear in many forms, including one that has more "mixed" episodes -- rather than the euphoric, expansive mood most people think of when hearing the word "manic." you could have a form of compulsive sexual behavior that needs treatment also: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/compulsive-sexual-behavior/ds00144 bottom line is that you need medical evaluation, to know. ...Read more

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Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Increased Sexual Drive (Definition)

Increased sexual drive = heightened Libido. This can represent an increased urge/desire for sexual activity over what is normal for the individual. Or it can be used to describe a higher drive for sex than in rest of population - hence hypersexuality. It can sometimes be associated with a medical condition such ...Read more


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Husband is bipolar, had an affair for a few weeks, my psych said it was probably due to a manic episode with hypersexuality. Could this be true?

Husband is bipolar, had an affair for a few weeks, my psych said it was probably due to a manic episode with hypersexuality. Could this be true?

It could be: In mania, people become hyperactive and impulsive, getting involved in many kinds of activities they might otherwise not do. They can engage in risky financial deals, and promiscuity is certainly possible also. This is not a 'free pass' for hurtful behavior, though. Hoping he's committed to treatment for his bipolar disorder, and that the 2 of you can work in couple's therapy as well. ...Read more

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Annyone have a hypersexual child?

Annyone have a hypersexual child?

Not child: When a child exhibits age-inappropriate sexual behavior, it is often due to either adult misinterpretation or sexual abuse. Professional consultation is recommended to clarify the situation and ensure the safety of the child. ...Read more

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Am I hypersexual if I like it daily?

Am I hypersexual if I like it daily?

No: Is an increase in desire/drive or a preoccupation with sex. May exhibit as thoughts, sexual comments or sexual behavior. It is an increase from that person's norm. Thus, it is idiosyncratic. Can include someone engaging in sex with multiple people when they typically don't or it can be a heightened need for sex with the same person. ...Read more

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Hypersexuality in a young woman is nymphomania?

Hypersexuality in a young woman is nymphomania?

Not just that: Nymphomania is a mental disorder marked by compulsive sexual behavior. Compulsions are unwanted actions or rituals that a person does repeatedly without getting pleasure from them, or being able to control them. In nymphomania (sometimes also known as don juanism in men), these compulsions are risky & promiscuous sexual behavior. There may be feelings of guilt and shame also. ...Read more

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Is it common to experience hypersexuality in mood disorders?

Is it common to experience hypersexuality in mood disorders?

Mood do: Bipolar disorders in manic or hypomanic phases can present with hypersexuality. ...Read more

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Help please! is asperger's syndrome and hypersexuality often comorbid?

Help please! is asperger's syndrome and hypersexuality often comorbid?

More awkward: A teenaged male aspie has little in the way of social skills, and is likely to approach somebody he find attractive in an awkward way -- even more so than the next male teen. If there's inappropriate acting-out, junior may be grateful to have someone help him understand what he should do instead before there's serious trouble. Drive's probably the same, but special management problems. Good luck. ...Read more

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What exactly is hypersexuality?

Increase: Is an increase in desire/drive or a preoccupation with sex. May exhibit as thoughts, sexual comments or sexual behavior. It is an increase from that person's norm. Thus, it is idiosyncratic. Can include someone engaging in sex with multiple people when they typically don't or it can be a heightened need for sex with the same person. ...Read more

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What should I do about my hypersexuality because it?Seems to?Hurt a lot of people?

What should I do about my hypersexuality because it?Seems to?Hurt a lot of people?

Sexual addiction: There are resources for sexual addiction that are well researched. There are treatment programs across the country.Also there are excellent 12 step groups. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Increased sexual drive?

What is the definition or description of: Increased sexual drive?

^'ed sexual drive: Increased sexual drive = heightened Libido. This can represent an increased urge/desire for sexual activity over what is normal for the individual. Or it can be used to describe a higher drive for sex than in rest of population - hence hypersexuality. It can sometimes be associated with a medical condition such as mania/ or hypomania. ...Read more

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Huntington's disease, hypersexuality or hyposexuality, how are these related?

Huntington's disease, hypersexuality or hyposexuality, how are these related?

They're not related.: Huntington's dz is usu. not assoc. w/ hyper or hyposexuality unless it affects the areas of the brain in the anterior temporal lobes. Early on, degeneration of nerve cells in the central part of the brain in the striatum or basal ganglia cause motor and emotional symptoms. Breakdown of nerve cells can spread to other areas of the brain later on in the disease. It's best to consult w/ a neurologist ...Read more

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I've suddenly become hypersexual engaging n sex w strangers4days@a time, stop, start again.I've never been promiscuous&was celibate 6yrs prior.Help?

I've suddenly become hypersexual engaging n sex w strangers4days@a time, stop, start again.I've never been promiscuous&was celibate 6yrs prior.Help?

Hyper sexuality : If your hyper sexual state is related to lack of sleep, increased energy, increased physical and psychic activity, fast and uninterrupted speech, racing thoughts, and foolish or risky behavior, you may be experiencing a manic or hypo manic episode. It is reasonable to think that if you have a bipolar disorder, you have stopped your treatment or abused drugs and alcohol. Please see your doctor ! ...Read more

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16 years old, detrimentally severe hypersexuality (beyond that of any normal 16-year-old) driving me insane, anything i can do other than see a psych?

16 years old, detrimentally severe hypersexuality (beyond that of any normal 16-year-old) driving me insane, anything i can do other than see a psych?

Medical work up : Get a medical work up. Tell your doctor how your sex drive is getting in the way of your normal functioning. Ask if you can be tested for imbalances. Keep an open mind towards therapy, you might be surprised how the right therapist can help. Some people find groups like sex and love addicts anonymous (slaa) helpful. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more

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Is it possible to use ssris to increase serotonin and to stop hypersexuality?

Possibly: The ssris often have as a side effect a reduction in sex drive and they could be used for reducing hypersexuality. Another way that ssris are used in sexual conditions is when ssris are used to reduce premature ejaculation. However, it is safest for someone struggling with hypersexuality to be properly evaluated psychiatrically because this symptom occurs in bipolar mania which ssris can worsen. ...Read more

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Most of my hypersexual episodes both start and end after sleeping. Does this sound like a symptom of any specific disorder/condition, other than bp?

Most of my hypersexual episodes both start and end after sleeping. Does this sound like a symptom of any specific disorder/condition, other than bp?

Testing needed: I'm not sure how you define hypersexual but if your activity is dangerous or causing social problems it may be in need of treatment. Hormones, sleep disorder, neurological issues, are possible. Please see your doc, a psychiatrist, or a sleep specialist for guidance. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How long does it take for sodium valproate to work? Particularly, how long does it take for it to start affecting hypersexual side of BP unspecified?

How long does it take for sodium valproate to work? Particularly, how long does it take for it to start affecting hypersexual side of BP unspecified?

Days: Valproate can have an some beneficial effect within a few days (and can even improve sleep the first night with an adequate dose), especially if an adequate blood level is achieved quickly. On the other hand, it could take weeks to see the maximal benefit. ...Read more

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Can bipolar cause hypersexuality?

Can bipolar cause hypersexuality?

Bipolar: Manic phases, for some patients, can indeed manifest through a great deal of acting out sexually, as well as many other risky behaviors and bad decisions. ...Read more

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Is bipolar disorder related to hypersexuality?

Is bipolar disorder related to hypersexuality?

It can be.: A manic episode can be characterized by an increased interest in sex, extroversion, impulsivity and poor decision making. A dangerous combination. ...Read more

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Dr. John Moranville
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Mania (Definition)

Mania is a symptom of a bipolar illness. This condition is most commonly characterized by having an abnormally elevated mood, along with such other symptoms as an excess of energy, extravagant behavior, rapid speech, ...Read more