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Mental Health Information
October 2016 - Vol. 20 Issue 12
Published by athealth.com
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- Is Pornography Addictive?
- Evaluating and Treating Sexual Addiction - Curbside Consultation
- More Than a Dalliance? Pornography Consumption and Extramarital Sex Attitudes Among Married U.S. Adults
- How A Children’s Hospital Discovered Child Pornographers In Its Midst
- The Brain on Porn
- Exposure to Sexually Explicit Web Sites and Adolescent Sexual Attitudes and Behaviors
- Revenge Pornography: Mental Health Implications and Related Legislation
- Internet Pornography Use: Perceived Addiction, Psychological Distress, and the Validation of a Brief Measure
- Divorce Rates Double When People Start Watching Porn
- Behavioral and Pharmacological Treatment of Compulsive Sexual Behavior/Problematic Hypersexuality
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1. Is Pornography Addictive?
Whether or not you think it's moral, the fact is, people like porn.
AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION (APA)
2. Evaluating and Treating Sexual Addiction - Curbside Consultation
Sexual addiction includes a spectrum of dysfunction, from inability to control the use of pornography to acting out sexually through different paraphilias.
AMERICAN FAMILY PHYSICIAN
3. More Than a Dalliance? Pornography Consumption and Extramarital Sex Attitudes Among Married U.S. Adults
Given pornography’s positive portrayal of extramarital sex, several recent studies have explored whether people who consume pornography have a more positive attitude toward extramarital sex.
AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION (APA)
4. How A Children’s Hospital Discovered Child Pornographers In Its Midst
A leading pediatric medical center learned a number of lessons about cybercriminals who prey on children.
5. The Brain on Porn
Research in the United States has shown that 66% of men and 41% of women consume pornography on a monthly basis. An estimated 50% of all Internet traffic is related to sex.
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6. Exposure to Sexually Explicit Web Sites and Adolescent Sexual Attitudes and Behaviors
Exposure to Internet pornography has potential implications for adolescent sexual relationships, such as number of partners and substance use.
JOURNAL OF ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY
7. Revenge Pornography: Mental Health Implications and Related Legislation
Revenge pornography is a subtype of cyberharassment/cyberstalking that is becoming increasingly prevalent. It is described as the online release of explicit photographs or videos of an individual without permission for the purpose of humiliation.
JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PSYCHIATRY AND THE LAW
8. Internet Pornography Use: Perceived Addiction, Psychological Distress, and the Validation of a Brief Measure
Psychologists, counselors, and even clergy are increasingly confronted with individuals, couples, and family members who attest to the negative influence of pornography consumption on their lives.
JOURNAL OF SEX AND MARITAL THERAPY
9. Divorce Rates Double When People Start Watching Porn
The study suggests that men and women who begin to consume pornography partway through their marriages are more likely to get a divorce than their non–porn-consuming peers.
10. Behavioral and Pharmacological Treatment of Compulsive Sexual Behavior/Problematic Hypersexuality
The present article summarizes the available evidence to date on the pharmacological and behavioral treatment of compulsive sexual behavior/problematic hypersexuality and provides two case vignettes to illustrate potential approaches to treating different presentations of problematic sexual behavior in patients.
CURRENT ADDICTION REPORTS
Privacy is a fundamental right, and it is the responsibility of all therapists to keep client information private. Today, psychotherapists must make thoughtful decisions about whether and to what extent they will incorporate electronic technology into their professional lives. To practice ethically, therapists who use digital and other technology must develop privacy and confidentiality protocols.
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