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Sex addition is characterized by an excessive preoccupation with sexual behaviors, fantasies and urges that negatively impact your life. Also known as compulsive sexual behavior or hypersexuality, sex addiction gradually becomes the central focus of your life. It’s an addiction that’s hard to control even when you’re experiencing the negative consequences.Untreated compulsive sexual behavior can damage your relationships, self-esteem and career.
With treatment, however, you can learn to manage this behavior. Expert, compassionate sex addiction therapy is available in New York, New Jersey and Florida through Online Psychiatrists. This psychiatric practice specializes in telepsychiatry, which can be especially effective for treating sexual addiction.
If you’re struggling with sexual addiction, you may find you’re unable to stop your compulsive sexual behavior even when you know you’re harming yourself or others. You may use sex as a way of making yourself feel better, or it may be a means of escaping from day-to-day stress and feelings of depression and anxiety. Symptoms of compulsive sexual behaviors include:
Your engagement in and preoccupation with sex may cause you to feel guilty and ashamed. While the sexual experiences bring short-term pleasure, the effects it has on your self-esteem and mental health can worsen over time. You end up stuck in a vicious cycle of pursuing sexual experiences alternating with periods of regret, anxiety, and depression.
Treatment for sex addiction usually involves psychotherapy, also referred to as talk therapy, along with support groups. Sexual addiction can occur along with other mental health disorders such as:
If you have any co-occurring mental health problems, medication may be part of your treatment plan. That’s why you need to seek help from a trained psychiatrist who provides medication management.
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During talk therapy for sexual addiction, you work with your doctor to identify the triggers that set off your obsessions. These triggers cause an unrelenting compulsion to act out inappropriately. During therapy, you learn ways to develop better methods of coping with stress while controlling your sexual urges. Options for sex addiction counseling include:
The type of talk therapy that works for you may include a combination of different approaches. You may benefit from individual or group therapy. Your treatment plan may also include family therapy or couples’ therapy to help you rebuild damaged relationships.
For sex addiction therapy in NYC, NJ and FL, contact Online Psychiatrists. You’ll get an expert psychiatric diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of mental health problems, including sex addiction and other forms of impulse control disorders. With professional help, you can reduce compulsive behavior and work toward the development of healthy sexuality.