Neurocognitive findings in compulsive sexual behavior: A preliminary study

Derbyshire, Katherine L. and Grant, Jon E. (2015) Neurocognitive findings in compulsive sexual behavior: A preliminary study. Journal of Behavioral Addictions, 4 (2). pp. 35-36. ISSN 2062-5871


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Background and aims Compulsive sexual behavior (CSB) is a common behavior affecting 3–6% of the population, characterized by repetitive and intrusive sexual urges or behaviors that typically cause negative social and emotional consequences. Methods For this small pilot study on neurological data, we compared 13 individuals with CSB and gender- matched healthy controls on diagnostic assessments and computerized neurocognitive testing. Results No significant differences were found between the groups. Conclusions These data contradict a common hypothesis that CSB is cognitively different from those without psychiatric comorbidities as well as previous research on impulse control disorders and alcohol dependence. Further research is needed to better understand and classify CSB based on these findings.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion / filozófia, pszichológia, vallás > BF Psychology / lélektan
Depositing User: László Sallai-Tóth
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2016 10:23
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2023 11:32

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