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Is it Bipolar Hypersexuality or Sex Addiction?

Is it Bipolar Hypersexuality or Sex Addiction?

  It is often difficult to tell the difference from someone who is a sex addict with bipolar disorder, or if hypersexuality is just a result of bipolar mania.  It is important to researchers to discover how the two are related in order to come up with better treatment options. What is Bipolar Hypersexuality? According to WebMD, hypersexuality is an increased need, even pressure, for sexual gratification and is often a symptom of mania.  It may also include … Read entire article »

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Moderation vs. Abstinence: No Clear Consensus Among Drug Counselors

  According to a significant number of addiction counselors, it is acceptable for their substance abuse patients to have an occasional drink, whether it is part of an intermediate recovery goal or final treatment goal. In a new study published by the American Psychological Association, experts questioned over 900 individuals from the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Addiction Counselors.  The participants were located all over the United States.  Half of them thought that it was acceptable for some of their alcohol abuse patients to moderate their alcohol intake, known as controlled drinking, rather than give up drinking entirely. Similarly, they were asked if moderate drug use was acceptable for drug abuse clients.  Approximately 50 percent said they thought it was okay as an intermediate goal and one-third believed it was okay for … Read entire article »

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DSM-5 The Drama Begins

  Lately, in the media, we have been hearing so much controversy about the upcoming DSM 5.  It is difficult for the layman to understand all of the ongoing drama surrounding its publication, so we decided to break it down for you.  All this week, we will be posting a new article daily about a different issue related to the DSM 5.  Today, we are covering what the DSM-5 is and providing a brief history of the DSM. So what is the DSM-5? DSM-5 stands for the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (Fifth edition).  It is the standard classification of mental disorders used by mental professionals in the United States.  Basically, it is the “psychiatry Bible.”  It is published by the American Psychiatric Association and provides a common language for diagnosing … Read entire article »

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