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Is sexual obsession a symptom of psychosis?
8 doctors weighed in

Dr. Lawrence Smith
Clinical Psychology
5 doctors agree
In brief: No
Obsessions are not considered psychotic.
Rather, they are recurrent and persistent thoughts that cause a lot of anxiety and distress.

In brief: No
Obsessions are not considered psychotic.
Rather, they are recurrent and persistent thoughts that cause a lot of anxiety and distress.
Dr. Lawrence Smith
Dr. Lawrence Smith
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: Could be
I agree with dr. Smith that sexual obsession does not automatically indicate psychosis.
However, there are people whose psychotic illnesses include sexual obsession. Consider john hinkley's assassination attempt on president reagan, said to be fueled by erotomanic obsession with jodie foster. In erotomania, the person delusionally believes that another person is secretly in love with him/her.

In brief: Could be
I agree with dr. Smith that sexual obsession does not automatically indicate psychosis.
However, there are people whose psychotic illnesses include sexual obsession. Consider john hinkley's assassination attempt on president reagan, said to be fueled by erotomanic obsession with jodie foster. In erotomania, the person delusionally believes that another person is secretly in love with him/her.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
It is not.

In brief: No
It is not.
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Dr. Bassam Amawi
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