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What are the neurological / psychological benefits of masturbation?

What are the neurological / psychological benefits of masturbation?

Same as intercourse: Sexual release is a positive neuro and psycho benefit. In the right frame of mind, in the right mood, timing, setting & done in the proper way, masturbation could be just a beneficial and satisfying as penile/vaginal intercourse. Whether one is greater than the other would be speculative and personal. Many engage in masturbatory sessions for relief of stress, tension and anxiety & simple pleasure. ...Read more

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Addiction (Definition)

Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory, and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors. A person affected by addiction will be unable to consistently Abstain from use, will have Impaired Behavioral control, will have Craving or increased "hunger" for drugs or rewarding experiences, will have a Dysfunctional Emotional response, and will show diminished recognition of significant problems with their own ...Read more


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Discuss role of stress, psychpathology and psychotherapy on mental diseases?

Discuss role of stress, psychpathology and psychotherapy on mental diseases?

Interactive: Psychopathology refers to harmfully unusual psychological qualities of the person caused by biology and traumatic learning histories. Stress consists of a response to upsetting events that triggers or worsens pathological factors. Psychotherapy aims to teach coping for unchangeable factors, de-condition negative factors that were learned, and strengthen positive factors already present. ...Read more

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What are causes & psychological impacts of adolescent depression?

What are causes & psychological impacts of adolescent depression?

Teen depression: Teen depression can occur as a result of genetics, long standing pessimism, trauma, self-esteem difficulties and an overall negative view of self, the world and the future.cognitive behavior therapy and mindfulness may help improve / resolve these difficulties. Assistance from family is also very important. ...Read more

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Are there patterns of sex addiction in men?

Are there  patterns of sex addiction in men?

Sex Addiction?: Not everyone considers "sex addiction" a useful diagnosis, in the first place. Read Dr. Marty Klein's thoughtful perspective on it: http://www.martyklein.com/why-sexual-addiction-is-not-a-useful-diagnosis-and-why-it-matters/ Suggest consulting w/ a sex-positive therapist to understand concerns you may have about yourself (or other person) in relation to compulsive sexual behavior. ...Read more

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Can the mental health effects of inhalants affect psychological dependence?

Can the mental health effects of inhalants affect psychological dependence?

What do you mean?: Can you rephrase the question? What mental health effects? What aspect of psychological dependency? Someone will be happy to help. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is the aspect of sex addiction & hyper religiousity that keeps people in aa sober?

What is the aspect of sex addiction & hyper religiousity that keeps people in aa sober?

Wow - generalization: Alcoholics anonymous is a program that incorporates spirituality (not religion). Although there are some alcohol dependent individuals who also have sexual addictions - that is by no means the majority. People come back because it provides hope. It helps to keep them alive and helps to keep them sane. ...Read more

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What factors influence the riskiness of someone's sexual behavior?

What factors influence the riskiness of someone's sexual behavior?

Personality,intoxica: tion, maturity, family-or-origin training, past experiences--all can weigh in. My general training suggests that immaturity may be the biggest risk, followed by impulsivity. ...Read more

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Lack of interest in life bcz of excessive ejaculation & there's thining of hands , an drowsy feeling, absent mind.how to get free from this addiction.

Lack of interest in life bcz of excessive ejaculation & there's thining of hands , an drowsy feeling, absent mind.how to get free from this addiction.

Obsession/ Depressed: I am sorry, but masturbation is not causing your symptoms. Your brain is causing your symptoms. Perhaps it is time to get to the Sex and Love Anonymous (SLAA) meetings where you live? Or to seek therapy for your depression and anxiety. It is time for mental heath help. Your problem will not be solved on the internet and masturbation, in and of itself is not the problem. ...Read more

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Is sexual obsession a symptom of psychosis?

Is sexual obsession a symptom of psychosis?

No: Obsessions are not considered psychotic. Rather, they are recurrent and persistent thoughts that cause a lot of anxiety and distress. ...Read more

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What sort of psychological disorder or drug addiction/withdrawal leads to unreasonable anger in people?

What sort of psychological disorder or drug addiction/withdrawal leads to unreasonable anger in people?

Many disorders: Many psychological disorders can have anger as a symptom. Careful evaluation is needed. For instance bipolar disorder and add can both have anger manifestation but are treated with very different medications. Most additive drugs can cause anger during the withdrawal period and thus slow .Withdrawal is needed. ...Read more

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Has anyone had a patient with cognitive side effects from nardil (phenelzine)? Every aspect of memory, executive functioning are affected. Mechanism?

Has anyone had a patient with cognitive side effects from nardil (phenelzine)? Every aspect of memory, executive functioning are affected. Mechanism?

Yes mem. and exe f.: Inhibits monoamine oxidase can can affect memory, exe. Funcition, cause deliurium. Interaction with ssri cause severe reactions. Dry mouth, dizziness, etc. ...Read more

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What are the behaviors of a mental health problem?

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What are the behaviors of a mental health problem?

Mental health problm: Behavior depends on type of mental health issue at hand. ...Read more

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Is there rellation seen between sexual abuse and social problems later in life?

Is there rellation seen between sexual abuse and social problems later in life?

Yes!: Sexual abuse harms all concerned, particularly those molested. Studies clearly show a tendency toward greater promiscuity, earlier sex, and marital problems. This is a serious issue, and you need to talk with a psychiatrist, psychologist, or counselor, particularly those dealing with these issues. ...Read more

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What is the medical term for the mental problems of codependency/adult child of alcoholic/para-alcoholic?

What is the medical term for the mental problems of codependency/adult child of alcoholic/para-alcoholic?

There isn't one: Since each person may experience a situation differently, many outcomes are possible. If pathology is there, it might be diagnosed differently. "codependent" is a common term, but it isn't a medical one. Depression and anxiety are frequent in people with such backgrounds. Sometimes they can also end up with compulsive personality features. Many other possibilities also. ...Read more

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What are some of the detrimental physical & psychological side effects of bulimia nervosa?

What are some of the detrimental physical & psychological side effects of bulimia nervosa?

Side effects: A short list would be rupture of the esphagus from induced vomitting, low potassium from vomiting and weakening of the tooth enamel from the stomach acid.There are more, the most serious is death. Psychological risks are a worsening of the condition and not treating co-morbid depression and anxiety. A more complete list requires professional consultation. ...Read more

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What are the causes of masturbation and sexual addictions in a guy?

What are the causes of masturbation and sexual addictions in a guy?

Whoa: All young men masturbate. It's a good thing, it keeps you focused and comfortable, and it teaches you about your mind and body to prepare you to be an adult. "sexual addictions" are obsession with erotica or easy, casual pleasure that is obviously interfering with your learning / friendships / fitness / family time / job. If you truly have this, your doctor can treat / refer you. Be discerning. ...Read more

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Why don't psychotherapists inform of risks of psychotherapy during consult?

Why don't psychotherapists inform of risks of psychotherapy during consult?

Psychologists do: "informed consent" for specific treatment modalities i.e., EMDR and behavior modification programs. They screen patients, explain the procedure and risks before starting hypnotherapy. They set up safety contracts with patients who have suicidal thoughts. Part of why it is important to work with a licensed clinician is that they assess the risks and explain things to clients throughout the process ...Read more

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What is the aspect of sex addiction & hyper religiousity that keeps people in aa sober?

Wow - generalization: Alcoholics anonymous is a program that incorporates spirituality (not religion). Although there are some alcohol dependent individuals who also have sexual addictions - that is by no means the majority. People come back because it provides hope. It helps to keep them alive and helps to keep them sane. ...Read more

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Is sex addiction real?

Is sex addiction real?

Is it real for you?: You might consider attending a mutual support meeting for sexual compulsivity. Listen to the experience of others for whom sex addiction is real before you decide for yourself. ...Read more

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What exactly is a sex addiction?

What exactly is a sex addiction?

A mental disorder: Sex addiction is a mental disorder where thoughts about sex are constant and intrusive to the point of interfering with otherwise normal behavior. It requires therapy to recover. ...Read more

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How to control my sex addiction?

How to control my sex addiction?

Get help: Contact a psychologist who specializes in sexual addictions. Consider going to a support group like aa for people who suffer from sexual addictions. Get a sponsor who has achieved control for a few years. They can help you. Good luck! ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of sex addiction?

What are the symptoms of sex addiction?

Sex Addiction?: Not everyone considers "sex addiction" a useful diagnosis, in the first place. Read Dr. Marty Klein's thoughtful perspective on it: http://www.martyklein.com/why-sexual-addiction-is-not-a-useful-diagnosis-and-why-it-matters/ Suggest consulting w/ a sex-positive therapist to understand concerns you may have about yourself (or other person) in relation to compulsive sexual behavior. ...Read more

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Are there patterns of sex addiction in men?

Sex Addiction?: Not everyone considers "sex addiction" a useful diagnosis, in the first place. Read Dr. Marty Klein's thoughtful perspective on it: http://www.martyklein.com/why-sexual-addiction-is-not-a-useful-diagnosis-and-why-it-matters/ Suggest consulting w/ a sex-positive therapist to understand concerns you may have about yourself (or other person) in relation to compulsive sexual behavior. ...Read more

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What are the symptomsof sex addiction in men?

Some are:: •frequently engaging in more sex and with more partners than intended. •being preoccupied with or persistently craving sex; wanting to cut down and unsuccessfully attempting to limit sexual activity. •thinking of sex to the detriment of other activities or continually engaging in excessive sexual practices despite a desire to stop. •spending considerable time in activities related to sex, ?serial infidelity ?compulsive masturbation ?cyberporn/cybersex addiction or abuse ?anonymous sex ?sexual boundary problems ?voyeurism ?exhibitionism ?prostitution/escort addiction. ...Read more

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What is sex addiction? My cougar wants it all the time.

See below: Addiction implies persistance of a behavior despite negative consequences, not just "wanting lots of something". Are there bad cosequences to her excessive libido. Have you communicated that you feel the need is excessive. Counseling may be appropriate. ...Read more

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Are chronic masturbation a sex addiction?

Are chronic masturbation a sex addiction?

Could be: Any sexual activity could be part of a sexual addiction if the person doing it: can't do without it; has the rest of his/her life affected by it; needs increasing amounts of it in his/her life. All the questions that are used to assess drug addiction can be used with minor changes to assess sex addiction. ...Read more

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Must I go to therapy for my sex addiction?

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Must I go to therapy for my sex addiction?

Yes if: It bothers you and affects your relationship with your loved ones, and/or affects your health and sense of well-being negatively. ...Read more

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How can I treat a sex addiction for a girl?

Consider working w a: Psychiatrist or psychologist who specializes in sexual addictions. Many therapist don't work in this specialized area. ...Read more

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What must I do if I suspect that my partner has sex addiction?

Mutual support helps: Consider attending a meeting of s-anon for the families and friends of sex addicts. ...Read more

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What kind of responses should I expect when looking in small town to get treatment for sex addiction?

Start with your: Family doctor, who may be able to refer you to the right person. Doctors really have "seen it all". ...Read more

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Are sexually suppressed children more prone to develop abnormal sexual behavior (sex addiction, asexual etc)?

Are sexually suppressed children more prone to develop abnormal sexual behavior (sex addiction, asexual etc)?

Maybe: It depends on what you mean by sexually suppressed. If you mean children raised in conservative homes that discourage early sexual experiences but don't teach that sex is bad, probably not. If you mean children raised in homes that have negative or punitive views of sex, probably yes. ...Read more

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Hi. Actually every alternate day i feel horny and i can't control horny so i do masturbate during the day i feel horny every day it does sex addiction?

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Actually every alternate day i feel horny and i can't control horny so i do masturbate during the day i feel horny every day it does sex addiction?

That's normal, man: You are nineteen years old. This is happening to every one of your male friends. You build up pressure and if you don't enjoy yourself, you won't be able to focus on studies or get to sleep. I am sorry somebody told you this was a problem. Just ignore people like that. Think about that one special person in your future, and enjoy being young. ...Read more

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What is sex addiction?

A mental disorder: Sex addiction is a mental disorder where thoughts about sex are constant and intrusive to the point of interfering with otherwise normal behavior. It requires therapy to recover. ...Read more

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How can I control my sex addiction?

How can I control my sex addiction?

Recovery - saa works: Addiction to any compulsive sexual behavior, whether porn, voyeurism, massage parlors, anonymous hookups, prostitution, is possible through working the 12 steps w/ a sponsor in saa (sex addicts anonymous). Visit www.Sexaa.Org for more information. If there are no meetings in your area you can start one, attend online or telephone meetings. Recovery is possible & there is a lot of hope & help. ...Read more

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I would like help with sex addiction?

I would like help with sex addiction?

Consider working: With a therapist/ psychologist who specializes in sexual addictions. ...Read more

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What should I do about my sex addiction?

What should I do about my sex addiction?

Get help: Psychiatrists are trained and experienced on this in general. It is not so uncommon. An honest discussion with your dr might also help. There are different approaches and treatments for this and believe me, it works. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is sex addiction a really medical condition?

Is sex addiction a really medical condition?

Yes and no: yes - sex addiction had same neural pathways as other addictions which are characterized/defined as "brain diseases" therefore a medical condition. No - many professionals and lay persons don't recognize sex addiction as medical but rather a moral, emotional, behavioral and/or psychological problems that can be corrected. Sex Addiction is serious condition w/devastating far-reaching consequences. ...Read more

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Sex Addiction (Definition)

Sexual urges, behaviors or thoughts that appear extreme in frequency or feel out of one's control. There's a pattern of recurrent failure to resist impulses to engage in acts of sex, persistent desire or unsuccessful effort to stop or control those behaviors, & continuation of the behavior despite knowledge of having social, academic, financial, psychological or physical problems ...Read more