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Lippincotts Prim Care Pract. 2000 May-Jun;4(3):302-18.

Recognition and management of addictive sexual disorders: guide for the primary care clinician.

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Sexual Disorders Services, The Meadows, 1655 N. Tegner Street, Wickenburg, AZ 85390, USA


With greater awareness of sexual exploitation, professional sexual misconduct, and the sexual issues of public figures, a growing awareness of the problem of sexual addiction is emerging. As a result of public awareness, more cases will be brought to the attention of primary care providers. When primary care providers are confronted by problematic sexual behavior that fits the parameters of addictive illness, they should know what the implications are in order to make appropriate clinical decisions and to evaluate treatment approaches. The purpose of this article is to summarize the nature of the problem, to review critical issues in assessment, to provide treatment options, and to suggest critical factors for monitoring progress.

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