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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. 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


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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

Dr. Tanya Russo
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Increased Sexual Drive (Definition)

Increased sexual drive is a clinical finding in which a person, relative to their baseline or what is typical for others, is interested in having or is focused ...Read more