College of Psychology: Faculty Articles

Title

Sexual Addiction: Many Conceptions, Minimal Data

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-1998

Keywords

Behavior, Bisexuality, Homosexuality, Impulse Control Disorders, Sexual Behavior

Publication Title

Clinical Psychology Review

ISSN

0272-7358

Volume

18

Issue/No.

3

Abstract

Sexual addiction has received increasing attention in the past decade. We review existing literature on (a) competing conceptualizations of this syndrome as constituting an ad- dictive, obsessive-compulsive, or impulse control disorder; (6) symptomatology and progression; (c) etiological models; and (d) treatment approaches. Based on this review, we conclude by identifying questions requiring resolution via empirical investigation.

DOI

10.1016/S0272-7358(97)00051-2