Impulsive/Compulsive Sexual Behavior: Assessment and Treatment

Eli Coleman

in The Oxford Handbook of Impulse Control Disorders

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780195389715
Published online September 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology

 Impulsive/Compulsive Sexual Behavior: Assessment and Treatment

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There is a growing recognition among clinicians that any type of sexual behavior can become pathologically impulsive or compulsive. There is quite a bit of debate about terminology for this condition, the diagnostic criteria, assessment methods and treatment approaches. In the absence of clear consensus, clinicians are struggling with how to help the many men and women who suffer and seek help from this type of problem. This chapter will review the author’s assessment and treatment approach. Clinicians will need to keep abreast of the literature as new research evolves and follow the continued debate around this controversial area.

Keywords: impulse control; sexual behavior; assessment; treatment

Article.  9181 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Clinical Psychology

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