Research shows there is a high rate of ADHD (andr ADD) diagnoses among individuals with compulsive sexual behavior. This is associated with sensation seeking and attachment difficulties. Distraction, self-comfort, and a need to stabilize mood and emotion are hallmarks of the relationship between ADHD and compulsive sexual expression.
Of note: Individuals with self-reported ADHD had higher scores of avoidant attachment compared with individuals without ADHD. Males with ADHD and anxious attachment show an...More
While the official diagnosis may be new, for many mental health professionals, the condition is something they see and discuss often. "A lot of the therapeutic community has been talking about this issue and working with patients seeking help for these kind of sexual problems long before it was canonized in the ICD-11," Rory Reid, Ph.D., LCSW, assistant professor and research psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences...More
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