Mental and sexual health perspectives of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) Compulsive Sexual Behavior Disorder • Commentary to the debate: "Behavioral addictions in the ICD-11"

Michal Lew-Starowicz, Eli Coleman

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Abstract

After introduction of compulsive sexual behavior disorder (CSBD) in the ICD-11, many questions regarding etiology, classification and diagnostic criteria remain unanswered, providing rationale for further research. In this commentary, we critically review the ongoing discussion reflected in some relevant articles, and try to point out the risks of oversimplification of the broad clinical phenomenon, as well as attract attention to the neglected aspects, such as psychosexual development, intimacy disorder and the role of sexological expertise in the assessment and treatment of individuals presenting with out-of-control sexual behaviors. We also advocate for multimodal, transtheoretical approach and suggest that CSBD may be reconsidered as a condition related to sexual health.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)226-229
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Behavioral Addictions
Volume11
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 30 2022

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Funding sources: The authors disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and publication of this article. Michal Lew-Starowicz is a full-time employee of the Centre of Postgraduate Medical Education and was financially supported by the institutional statutory funding (program no 501-1-065-38-21). Eli Coleman is a full-time employee of the University of Minnesota Medical School. The funding/employing institutions did not provide input or comment on the content of the manuscript, and the content of the manuscript reflects the contributions and thoughts of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of these institutions.

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Keywords

  • compulsive sexual behavior
  • diagnostic criteria
  • emotion dysregulation
  • hypersexual impulse control
  • sexual addiction
  • International Classification of Diseases
  • Sexual Behavior
  • Humans
  • Sexual Health
  • Paraphilic Disorders/diagnosis
  • Compulsive Behavior

PubMed: MeSH publication types

  • Journal Article

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