It explores the chemical processes behind addiction, and reveals the tricks our minds can play in sustaining addictive behaviours. The authors focus on the role of human need in explaining and consequently treating addiction. It is an excellent overview of addiction and recovery.
An uncontrollable need for sexual gratification, just like an addiction to alcohol or drugs, can cause serious problems for anyone. This is not a book that makes a lot of black and white, right and wrong judgments about sexual behavior. Despite what you might have heard—or even believe—it is possible to have problems with sexual self-control and still be a good person and a valuable member of your family and community.
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Most if not all of these books can be found by doing a search online at amazon. This is the landmark book introducing and legitimizing sexual behaviors and sexual fantasies as an addictive disease. Carnes proposes three levels of sexual addiction, describes the addiction cycle and its progression, and presents the faulty core beliefs of the addict and the coaddict and their healthy counterparts.
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The authors guide the readers as they assess their level of sexual-self control problems, teaching relapse prevention methods and helping readers increase motivation and commitment to change. Readers then set goals and assess their choices. The second section of the book delves into the cognitive restructuring necessary to produce change, helping readers examine their behaviors, decision-making process, cognitive distortions need for immediate gratification, deviant sexual fantasizing.
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Click on image for details. A case of pornography addiction with dhat syndrome was diagnosed applying the existing criteria for substance dependence in International Classification for Diseases and Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Fourth Edition, Text Revision. There is a lack of clear-cut criteria for identifying and defining such behavioural addictions and also lack of medical documents on pornography addiction.
This article reviews the clinical characteristics of CSB, cognitive aspects of the behaviors, and treatment options. We reviewed the literature regarding the clinical aspects of CSB and treatment approaches. The literature review of the clinical aspects of CSB demonstrates that there is likely a substantial heterogeneity within the disorder.