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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
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
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
Could mild narcolepsy be associated with hypersexuality in some way? (My strongest urges happen when I wake up from a dream at night or morning).
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
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?
^'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
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
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
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