After gaming addiction now sex addiction added in mental disorder list
MED talks with Dr K K Aggarwal
New Delhi. 12th July 2018
Now sex addiction is a mental disorder
In an announcement marked by WHO, sex addiction has been stated to be as a mental illness. The landmark move by the WHO could lead to treatment for compulsive sexual behaviour. Its inclusion on WHO’s International Classification of Diseases list comes a few weeks after gaming addiction was added.
WHO’s list mentions compulsive sexual behaviour disorder as a “persistent pattern of failure to control intense, repetitive sexual impulses or urges resulting in a repetitive sexual behaviour”.
Symptoms include sex becoming the “central focus” of the person’s life at the ignorance of health, personal care or interests and responsibilities. The behaviour should be clear for six months or more and later cause distress in individuals lives.
Dr KK Aggarwal
Padma Shri Awardee
Vice President CMAAO
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