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Psychiatr Clin North Am. 2008 Dec;31(4):603-11. doi: 10.1016/j.psc.2008.06.005.

Epidemiology, prevalence, and natural history of compulsive sexual behavior.

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  • 1HealthPartners Regions Behavioral Health, 640 Jackson Street, St. Paul, MN 55110, USA.

Abstract

Research into CSB is hindered by the lack of a generally accepted definition and reliable and valid assessment tools. Despite these limitations, evidence indicates that CSB is relatively common in the general adult population, causes substantial personal distress, and is a source of significant psychosocial disability. CSB appears to begin early in life, to have a male preponderance, and to run a chronic or episodic course. It is also commonly associated with psychiatric comorbidity, typically mood, anxiety, substance use, and personality disorders. Further research is needed to better our understanding of the disorder and improve our ability to develop specific interventions.

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