This comes under the banner “We report-you decide.” The World Health Organization has recognized compulsive sexual behavior as a mental disorder but says it remains unclear if it is an addiction on par with gambling or drug abuse. The organization insists more research is needed before describing the disorder as an addiction.
The ICD includes a concise definition of compulsive sexual behavior but, because of ongoing research, experts say it is difficult to estimate a median number on how many people are afflicted with the mental disorder.
Because countless cultures and “norms” define our society some mental health professionals maintain it has become more difficult to assign an accurate diagnosis. A person engaging in what he or she considers an active sex life including multiple partners based on personal and religious convictions might not “fit the mold” of Compulsive Sexual Behavior.
In addition to seeking therapy for compulsive behavior, many individuals have sought support groups similar to AA and NA, as well as on line offerings.
Source: Gary R’nel
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