Non-paraphilic compulsive sexual behavior and psychiatric co-morbidities in gay and bisexual men

Jon Morgenstern, Frederick Muench, Ann O'Leary, Milton Wainberg, Jeffrey T. Parsons, Eric Hollander, Leah Blain, Thomas Irwin

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Abstract

This study explored the features of non-paraphilic compulsive sexual behavior (NPCSB) in a community sample of 183 gay and bisexual men in New York City who reported difficulty controlling their sexual behavior. Several diagnostic and face valid measures of NPCSB and Axis I comorbidity were administered. Results indicated that NPCSB is associated with a range of problem behaviors, a fairly coherent pattern of symptoms that can be assessed with good inter-rater reliability, is distinct from other related disorders, and provides a moderate fit to the dependence model but with other unique features. Implications for classification and treatment will be discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)114-134
Number of pages21
JournalSexual Addiction and Compulsivity
Volume18
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2011
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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