Hypersexuality/Sex addiction: It’s usually associated with people whose sexual urges are out of control, but does it exist? If it’s a mental disorder, you’d not know from the latest Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders; it’s not in there. One would expect sex addicts’ brains to react to sexual imagery much like the brains of cocaine addicts who are shown images of the drug. This is measured by what’s called the P300 response, which is higher when someone notices something particularly interesting. A cocaine addict’s brain would typically show an elevated P300 response after seeing the drug. A recent test done at UCLA showed this was not the case for supposed sex addicts.
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