Psychology 1000 Study Guide - Final Guide: Sex Addicts Anonymous, Sexual Compulsives Anonymous, Internet Addiction Disorder

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PSYCH 1000 Full Course Notes
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A progressive intimacy disorder characterized by sexual thoughts and acts. Negative impact on addict and family increases as disorder progresses. Addict has to intensify addictive behaviour over time to achieve same results. Nymphomania term used for females only. Don juanism term used for men only; has a predatory quality/connotation. Paraphilia-related disorders paraphilias are sexual disorders listed in the dsm referring to what we may consider quirky sexual behaviours; e. g. foot fetish. Hypersexuality interchangeable with sexual addiction term. Patrick carnes (1983) popularized the concept of compulsive sexual behaviour as an addiction in his book out of the shadows: understanding sexual addiction now widely used in treatment centers. Himself a recovering sex addict, he is largely responsible for the current common use of the term. Executive director of gentle path program at pine grove behavioural centre, mississippi. Engaging in persistent and escalating patterns of sexual behaviour acted out despite increasing negative consequences to self and others (national council on sexual addiction)