There are many people who don't believe sex addiction is real -- they think it is just a lame excuse when men get caught cheating on their wives. Well, it is about to be recognized as an actual psychiatric disorder.
According to a report in London's Daily Mail, experts are discussing whether to include it in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.
The manual, published by The American Psychiatric Association, is considered the definitive guide as to what is a genuine psychological disorder.
Sex addition gained international publicity when celebrities such as Tiger Woods were caught cheating and sought treatment for sex addition.
A report out of Australia earlier this month said the number of patients seeking treatment there for sex addiction has skyrocketed. Melbourne sex therapist Dr. Janet Hall said publicity from the Woods and other cases is the reason.
"It’s saying 'if the famous and wealthy are addicts and get into trouble, I am not alone nor am I a horrible nasty person.'"
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