Is sexual “addiction” or out of control sexual behavior ruining your marriage or relationships?
Though compulsive sexual behavior is not a common dinner conversation, sex and sexually related topics are the number one searched topic on the internet. It is the problematic or compulsive behaviors that ultimately ruin a relationship that “no one” is talking about.
If you, or someone you know, is exhibiting signs or symptoms of out of control sexual behavior, the sooner the intervention happens, the better the chances are of getting help before the behavior spirals further out of control and the damage is even more difficult to recover from.
Over the years the notion of sexual addiction has come to the surface of media coverage in our society. However, few people actually understand the mental health implications, and how such diagnoses are treated. Officially, and through the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for treating mental health (Published by the American Psychiatric Association), there is no such a thing as a sexual addiction diagnosis. Some of the reasons given are that sex and sexuality is dependent on a person’s cultural background, and individuals claiming to have sexual addiction never experience physical withdrawal after stopping their behaviors.
Therefore, what is often the cause of these out of control or problematic sexual acting out, whether in vivo or via porn, is the person’s amount of anxiety and obsessive and compulsive behavioral patterns. Both of which are diagnosable and treatable per the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health.
At New Horizon’s we treat Sexual “Addiction/Porn Addiction” as an out of control sexual behavior concern, and thus treat you with your primary diagnosis of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and anxiety disorder. This way, not only is the problem addressed at its root. But also, you benefit from being able to utilize your insurance to cover your treatment and not have to pay the tens of thousands of dollars to treat sexual “addiction” which can’t be billed to insurance as a result of it not being an official diagnosis.
Through the work with do with you, we re-train the brain and re-direct the behaviors to achieve a more healthy and functional relationship with sex.
For more information about Sexual Addiction, please visit: http://mydallascounselors.com/sexual-addiction/