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Authors:Rory C. Reid, Sheila Garos and Timothy Fong
Background and aims
The past decade has seen an increased interest in understanding hypersexual behavior and its associated features. Beyond the obvious risks for sexually transmitted infections, there is a paucity of literature examining specific challenges encountered by hypersexual individuals. This study investigated and developed a new scale, the Hypersexual Behavior Consequences Scale (HBCS), to assess the various consequences reported among hypersexual patients.
Participants were drawn from a sample of patients recruited in a DSM-5 Field Trial for Hypersexual Disorder (HD). Participants completed the Hypersexual Behavior Inventory, a structured diagnostic interview to assess for psychopathology and HD, and self-report measures of personality, life satisfaction, and the initial item pool for the HBCS.
Factor analysis reduced the HBCS items to a single factor solution which showed high internal consistency and stability over time. Higher HBCS scores were positively correlated with higher levels of emotional dysregulation, impulsivity, and stress proneness and lower levels of satisfaction with life and happiness. HBCS scores among the hypersexual patients were significantly higher than non-hypersexual patients.
The HBCS possesses good psychometric properties and appears to capture various consequences associated with the DSM-5 proposed criteria for HD. The HBCS can be used to aid clinicians and researchers in identifying consequences associated with hypersexual behavior. The HBCS may also prove a useful tool to guide treatment interventions aimed at reducing the negative impact of hypersexuality in patient populations.
Authors:Philip Smith, Marc Potenza, Carolyn Mazure, Sherry McKee, Crystal Park and Rani Hoff
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Authors:Rafael G. dos Santos, Scotty Enyart, José Carlos Bouso, Òscar Pares and Jaime E. C. Hallak
This difficult relationship persisted until the death of his father some years: “ When I was 19 he was burned in a steam fire and developed a staph infection. We knew he was dying and one day after my classes at the local city college I
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Such rapid decay supports the thesis of ergot infection, as does the fact that heat arrests the infection: And he said unto them