Thursday, July 23, 2015

Sex Addiction as a Disease

From Porn Harms:
The journey of addiction treatment is marked with significant societal, clinical, and scientific advances over the past few decades. Not too long ago, addiction was viewed as a moral failing and those suffering with addiction were treated harshly and with great prejudice and fear. One thing remains evident, significant change is difficult to come by is met with resistance, and it takes the perseverance and vision of a collective force of individuals to bring about the change. Addiction is one disease that has been maligned and misunderstood historically, as it presents in its myriad forms, yet clarity has emerged over the last 50 years to the recognition that it is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory, and related circuitry, with manifestations along biological, psychological, social, and spiritual domains. (Read more.)

1 comment:

julygirl said...

I have always considered it under the category of an Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder which are the most difficult to overcome, as is for example, Anorexia Nervosa.