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Official. Sex addiction IS a mental disorder.

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Official. Sex addiction IS a mental disorder.

The World Health Organisation classifies diseases so that governments all over the world can target their resources at what is affecting people.  The most recent classification in ICD-11 which was published in June 2018 and be used by policy-makers, says that "Compulsive sexual behaviour disorder is characterized by a persistent pattern of failure to control intense, repetitive sexual impulses or urges resulting in repetitive sexual behaviour." https://icd.who.int/browse11/l-m/en#/http%3a%2f%2fid.who.int%2ficd%2fentity%2f1630268048

The WHO goes on to say that to be a disorder the behaviours will have been manifesting for more than 6 months (!).  It also acknowledges what you will read here on the esteemtherapyyorks.co.uk website (and what has been here for at least 5 years) is that the condition leads to negative consequences but the cravings and urges over-rule rational thought thereby intensifying the disorder and its effects. https://esteemtherapyyorks.co.uk/about-sex-addiction

Don't forget though, even though the condition has been defined officially, it does not mean you are medicalised for life.  This is a temporary set of behaviours and mostly NOT a permanent mental illness.

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