Love and sex addiction is a damaging psychological disorder.
The Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health believes that approximately 3% to 5% of the entire population may experience sexual addiction.
The influence of sex and love can alter our brain chemistry in a manner comparable to substances such as addictive drugs. This may result in harmful behaviour that may lead a person to experience severe feelings of shame and guilt.
Symptoms characteristic of sexual addiction are compulsive sexual thoughts and uncontrollable sexual activity such as the recurring viewing of pornography or pursuing casual relationships, cyber dating and other forms of sexual activity.
It results in emotional pain, extreme damage to relationships and may even lead to serious suffering among other people. Typically, sex and love addicts do not consciously intend to provoke all this harm, but, being unable to control themselves, they cannot behave otherwise.
Estimates show that 12 to 30 million people in the United States, including both men and women, suffer from sex addiction.
Learn more in the following interview with Nick Kypriotis from The Kusnacht Practice. He will explain numerous matters concerning this issue, including: what is love and sex addiction? What are the underlying causes for sex and love addiction? How long does treatment last?
Nick Kypriotis is a qualified and accredited therapist, specialising in the treatment of addictive disorders, anxiety, depression and trauma. He has a Master’s Degree in Addiction Psychology and Counselling and is a registered Manager with the Care Quality Commission in the United Kingdom.
He has obtained accreditation by the Federation of Drug and Alcohol Professionals (FDAP) and National Counsellors Association Creditation (NCAC). He has worked as clinical manager at the acclaimed Priory Hospital Roehampton, Life Works and Gladstone Clinic London. Additionally, he has cooperated closely with primary care trusts offering consultancy in the field of addictions and trauma.
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